November 14, 2014

Black Friday Kids Activity

Are you working or shopping on Black Friday? Need something fun for the kids to do? Check out this great opportunity for a Black Friday Mini-Camp with Peachy Fitness and Bricks4Kiz Ann Arbor. To register:

November 10, 2014

Cirque Dreams Holidaze at the Fox Theatre: Win Tickets

Win tickets to see Cirque Dreams Holidaze December 16, 8:00 p.m.

Cirque Dreams Holidaze lights up the 2014 holiday season when it returns to the Fox Theatre, December 16-20. Tickets for this amazing show start at $34 and are on sale now at, The Fox Theatre and Joe Louis Arena box offices and at all Ticketmaster locations and To charge tickets by phone, call (800) 745-3000. 
Cirque Dreams Holidaze is an original musical extravaganza of ornaments that re-imagines the holiday season. With over 300 costumes, 20 acts and 30 performers from 12 countries showcasing an endless variety of imaginative, heart-pounding and gravity- defying feats there will be something to dazzle and entertain each member of your family. Experience gingerbread men flipping mid air, toy soldiers marching on thin wires along with snowmen, icemen and penguins, balancing, jumping and spinning in disbelief.  The show celebrates the most wonderful time of the year with singers, choreography and exciting production numbers.  Performers twirl, bounce and soar thru the air to original music and seasonal favorites brought to life within a stage setting of gigantic gifts, colossal candy canes and 30-foot towering trees & soldiers creating a wonderland of amazement. 

Cirque Dreams Holidaze Performance Schedule: 
Tuesday, December 16 - 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 17 - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 18 - 8:00 p.m.
Friday, December 19 - 2:00 & 8:00 p.m.       
Saturday, December 20 - 2:00 & 8:00 p.m. 

Want to win free tickets to Cirque Dreams Holidaze? The Ann Arbor Mom blog will award 1 lucky indiviual a family 4-pack of tickets for the December 16 perfomance. All you need to do is to comment below on why this show would be an amazing gift for your family. 

All entries must be submitted no later than midnight on November 21. A random winner will be chosen from all entries on November 22.

November 1, 2014

Junior Chef Classes at Local Williams-Sonoma

Do you have a budding chef on your hands? A picky eater? A child who is thtrilled when watching Cutthroat Kitchen? Williams-Sonoma has complimentary Junior Chef classes each Saturday at 10:00 a.m. in November. The free Williams-Sonoma Junior Chef classes have a limited class size so be sure to call coon to register. Most classes are suitable for kids ages 9-13 unless noted otherwise.

November 1
Thanksgiving Helper - Soup Please! Learn to make a delicious butternut squash soup with crispy herbed  croutons.

November 8
Thanksgiving Helper - Mash Potatoes. Learn how different potatoes make mashed potatoes. 

November 15
Thanksgiving Helper - Decorating Pies.  Learn how to make a lattice top pies with cutouts, sugar crystals and other finishing touches. Suitable for ages 5–13.

808 Briarwood Cir,
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Phone:(734) 665-1500

October 30, 2014

Win Tickets to Pinkalicious the Musical

Pinkalicious The Musical will turn the City Theatre
positively Pink November 21-23.

Based on the popular children’s book, Pinkalicious The Musical will be in Detroit at the City Theatre on Friday, November 21 through Sunday, November 23. Tickets ($22 general admission and $15 opening night) are on sale now and may be purchased online at, and at all Ticketmaster locations.

In Pinkalicious The Musical, Pinkalicious can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe - a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this predicament. The one hour musical, promises to be pinktastic fun for everyone.

Want a chance to win tickets to see Pinkalicious The Musical, comment below on your favorite remedy for Pinkititis. A random winner will be chosen from all entries posted by midnight on November 8.

Pinkalicious The Musical  at the City Theatre
Friday, November 21 - 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 22 - 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 23 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

October 29, 2014

The Leslie Science & Nature Center: November Free Events

My kids and I have been over to the Leslie Science & Nature Center (1831 Traver Rd, Ann Arbor, MI) many times - For field trips, scout outings and just to stop in. We love the many great programs offered. As a mom on a budget though, I really appreciate the many free programs that are offered. Spend one day checking out the raptors, take a hike or even participate in the free campfire program. There is much to do and you won't be disappointed. Here are the free events happening in November!

Raptor Feeding Saturdays happen nearly every Saturday. In November you can stop in on November 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. Kids will get to see how a bird's feet and beak work together to help our raptors eat. Volunteers will be on site feeding the birds and answering your questions – after watching the birds in action, you and your kids are likely to have quite a few!

On Sunday's (except November 30), the Critter House will be open from noon to 3:00 p.m.  Noon-3:00 p.m. Your kids will have the opportunity to observe the many frogs, turtles, snakes, rabbits, and other small critters as they hop, crawl, or slither around in their homes. Our animals include species native to Michigan as well many unique and exotic animals donated by our supporters. During Critter House open hours, our staff will answer your questions, hold interactive activities, and help the kids get up close and personal with some interesting and unusual animals! Take advantage of this great way for kids–and the whole family–to develop an appreciation for the incredible diversity of the natural world. The Critter House will be open November 2, 9, 16, & 23.

Both of these programs are free events appropriate for all ages. For more information be sure to contact the LSNC or visit them online!