Category Archives: tweens

LSNC & AAHOM Distance Learning Projects

Leslie Science & Nature Center and the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum have teamed up to conduct Distance Learning projects. My daughter has enjoyed classes and field trips that she has taken at both locations and seeing both organizations at various events that we have attended over the years. It is great to hear that they are able to bring their programs to […]

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Star Wars Reads Day This Weekend

Star Wars Reads Day

Star Wars Reads Day is Saturday, October 11. As I have shared many times before, my husband and daughter are big Star Wars fans and my daughter loves reading, so this is a perfect event for our family. In the Ann Arbor area, there are two main celebrations. The Ann Arbor District Library will have Star Wars Crafts from noon-1p at the Malletts […]

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GameStart School Fall Classes

GameStart School’s motto is: “We teach kids programming with video games.” They offer programming classes with a basis in popular video games, primarily Minecraft. I love that they are introducing kids to programming at the elementary school level. I still remember my early exposure to computers when I was around my daughter’s age – it was mostly playing Lemonade Stand (it was the […]

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HalloWeekends at Cedar Point

Halloweekends at Cedar Point

Cedar Point HalloWeekends Disclaimer: Our Cedar Point tickets were part of my conference registration and hotel package for BloggyCon. All opinions are 100% mine. HalloWeekends is Cedar Point’s annual Halloween celebration. HalloWeekends combines family-friendly daytime Halloween activities with the creeps and frights of haunted houses for adults in the evenings. We had a great time visiting HalloWeekends and definitely recommend the trip. If […]

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Saline Area Players Fall Season Starts Soon

The Saline Area Players are a community theater group based in Saline. Their productions not only feature local area residents on stage, but often in the adaptation of the material. The Saline Area Players Fall Season will start on October 5 (shows at 1 & 3:30p) with Twisted Fables at Rentschler Farms during their Harvest Celebration. SALINE AREA PLAYERS ANNOUNCE FALL SEASON The […]

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Performance Network Theatre to Perform “Driving Miss Daisy”

Performance Network Theatre is returning to Ann Arbor with “Driving Miss Daisy”. I remember enjoying the movie, Driving with Miss Daisy when it was released (I was 15 at the time). I do recommend the play for older children (tweens and teens). At 9, I probably won’t take my daughter yet. However, it would make a good date night activity […]

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Back to School Shopping: Justice to Reopen at Briarwood Mall as Justice & Brothers

About a year ago my daughter first discovered Justice and it quickly became her favorite clothing store. Needless to say, she was dismayed when they closed earlier this summer for renovations. She is looking forward to the store reopening as announced below. The re-opening is just in time for Back to School Shopping. (Although she already has a Back to […]

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AAHOM’s H2Oh! Is a Huge Hit!

“AWESOME! AWESOME!! AWESOME!!!” was my daughter’s exclamation as we entered the first floor of the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum yesterday where the new H2Oh! exhibit is located. Her eyes lit up with excitement as she ran around the different parts of the exhibit before pausing to play with any of it. On Friday, I shared information on Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum’s new […]

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