September 9, 2011

Weekend Events Round Up: September 9-11

Looks like it's going to be a wet, or at least cloudy weekend. So what plans have you made for your toddler, school age kids or teens? Are there any activities you like to plan on weekends? Below are some activities in Ann Arbor with kids in mind!
Friday, September 9:
  • Check out a Waterloo Area Farm Museum (2611 Plymouth Rd., Grass Lake) Weekend Tour running throughout the weekend 1:00-5:00 p.m. Museum tour fees are $5 for adults and $2 for children aged 5-12. Guided tours of the ten-room farmhouse, log cabin, barns, blacksmith and woodworking workshop, bake house, ice house, milk cellar, and windmill. 
  • Put on your PJ's and join in the fun at the Michigan Theater  (603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor) for the 25th Anniversary of the movie Flight of the Navigator, a far-out space classic for the whole family. Kids under 12 get free admission to the movie! The fun blasts off at 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 10:
  • Check out the free movies at the local Goodrich Theatres Saturday and Sunday at 9:00 and 10:00 a.m. The matinee movie times offer family-friendly films with a built in intermission for snacks! This week's movie is Hodwinked Too. (I actually liked that one!)
  • If you were lucky enough to sign up for Saturday's Lowe's Build and Grow Clinic, your child can build a police car for free at 10:00 a.m.
  • Nissan and Sports Illustrated have partnered to host an interactive fan experience before the Wolverines take on the Fighting Irish Saturday. In the experience tent from noon-8:00 p.m., fans of all ages will have the chance to meet college football legends, get their picture taken with the Heisman Trophy, win prizes by participating in fun, interactive games, pick up a free copy of Sports Illustrated’s special edition College Football’s Unforgettable Games, and a lot more. Located across from Michigan Stadium, at the intersection of E. Stadium Blvd. and S. Main Street - Look for the big Nissan/Sports Illustrated helium blimp flying overhead!
  • Fold your way to an amazing painting by using the age-old technique of inkblotting at Tree Town Toys (2611 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor) from 3:00-5:00.m. This is a free event is for all ages.
  • Find local food, community and free kids activities at the 4th Annual Home Grown Festival (Ann Arbor Farmer’s Market in Kerrytown - 315 Detroit St., Ann Arbor). From 6:00-11:00 p.m. enjoy delicious Michigan foods beer, wine, mead, kombucha and hard cider, rockin’ good music and kids’ activities  And it's all FREE!
Sunday, September 11:
  • Does science make your kids giddy with joy? Then you're in luck because today is a Ford FREE fun day from noon-6:00 p.m., with free admission into the Detroit Science Center in celebration of Grandparent's Day.
  • If the weather hold off, what about enjoying flying a kite from 12:00-2:00 p.m.?  Ann Arbor Parks has several upcoming Kite Flying Dates on Sundays this fall.
  • Splash the day away from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at the Mack Pool (715 Brooks St., Ann Arbor) during the first monthly Family Splash Day. Find games, prizes and snacks for the whole family. Admission is $4/adults, $3.50 for children 4-17 or seniors, and free for children 3 and under.
  • After receiving a letter home this week that we're in a peanut free classroom this event sounds interesting to me! From 1:00-3:00 p.m. Sunday, your kids can dip ‘n’ roll healthy snacks while parents learn about kid’s nutrition tips and tricks at Whole Foods (3135 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor).
  • We're hoping the weather clears enough to enjoy the Dawn Farm Jamboree Sunday with it's free bouncers, face painting, petting farm and climbing wall. My son is secretly hoping his sister doesn't beat him to the top of the climbing wall this year! The free event runs from 1:00-6:00 p.m.
  • Take a free guided tour of Parker Mill or Sharon Mills to get a better understanding of the harvest season. The mills both open at 1:00 p.m., however for specific tour times, make sure to check my posting on the event from earlier this week!
  • Does your child practically DIE to have the face painted, then stop by Tree Town Toys (2611 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor) for a free face painting from 1:00-4:00 p.m.
  • From 2:00-3:30 p.m. join in on the Saline Area Historical Society Civil War Fall Education Program. Your teen might get a better understanding of something for a school project even!

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