Today after school I'm taking my Cub Scouts to help collect the 100 flags from the Ypsilanti Township government offices after their Veteran's Day observance. After that though, I am going to take the weekend to take a much needed breath, or sanity break, before everything shakes loose.
|Whether you're visiting Santa as he arrives at Briarwood Mall|
or taking the family to a free library event, there is always things-to-do
in Ann Arbor with kids!
I know that Santa is arriving at Briarwood Mall tonight, but frankly since the turkey hasn't even arrived yet, I'll wait it out a bit longer before my kids visit Santa. I've heard though that my neighbor is putting up his Christmas lights (Thanks Brian for making me feel like a slacker) so I may need to rectify that too. Oh who am I kidding I still have some end of the season yard and garden cleaning to do too, and of course we have to prep the snow-blower for the eventual snow! So here's your weekend event planning calendar filled with a round-up of the weekend events and things-to-do in Ann Arbor.
Friday, November 11
- If mom, dad, grandma or grandpa are a Veteran, consider taking them out somewhere to receive their much deserved Veteran's Day freebie from free meals to discounts! It's a good time too, to introduce the kids to recognizing these wonderful people and what they have given us as citizens.
- With bells ringing, Santa Arrives at Briarwood Mall tonight with his reindeer at 6:00 p.m., while you are at the mall swing by the Salvation Army's Beyond Bells area too for some musical enjoyment and early holiday cheer.
- Children's book author Jan Brett visits the AADL (Downtown) with a book signing of her latest book Home for Christmas.
- Become a pioneer at the Ypsilanti District Library (5577 Whittaker Rd., Ypsilanti) learning to make butter, soap and dip candles during this free event for kids (grade 1+). How did they ever do it without electricity or grocery stores!? 2:00-3:00 p.m.
- Take the kids to see a free movie during the Family Film Series at the at Student Center Auditorium, EMU (900 Oakwood St., Ypsilanti) to see Gnomio and Juliet. Campus Life and the Children's Literature program team up once again to give students and families something different to do on a Saturday. 2:00 p.m.
- Older kids and teens can learn to make their own paper at YDL Superior (8975 MacArthur Blvd., Ypsilanti). Make lumpy pulp, glitter, strings and even flower petals into something you can gift or keep. Registration is required 482-4110 x1391.
- Take the family to enjoy Family Day at Kelsey Museum of Archaeology and receive free admission for the whole family. Family Day programs at the Kelsey Museum are designed to teach kids aged 5-12 about the ancient world.
- Spend the day splashing away during the Family Splash Days at Mack Indoor Pool 1:00-3:00 p.m.
- Kids can create a one-of-a-kind bobble-head puppy at Tree Town Toys (2611 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor). This activity is for all ages and costs $2.00
- Enjoy the story of Babar, the Little Elephant and the Sorcerer’s Apprentice during Magical Musical Tales by Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra are at 4:00 p.m. however pre-concert activities start at 2:30 p.m.