November 17, 2011

Weekend Events Round-Up: November 18-20

It's the weekend before Thanksgiving. Has the craziness began at your home? My kids are anxiously awaiting having several days off of school! I however am starting to fret about holiday preparations, specifically fixing Thanksgiving dinner. I have done it that past couple of years out of necessity since my children were ill with something or another, and we were avoiding elderly family members, this year however I am cooking for mom and my cousin Peggy and possibly a few more guests.

So what will you do this weekend to keep the kids out of your hair? Do you have weekend plans for the kids or even for the whole family? I've put together the weekend planner filled with some fun events. Don't forget to check out the holiday event planner on Ann Arbor Mom too though, it's filled with events and activities that are geared for the holidays.

Friday, November 18
  • Your toddler will enjoy dancing away during a free Music and Movement playgroup at Dancers Edge (3045 Broad St., Dexter). This free event is for kids age 5 and under. 11:00 a.m.
  • Kids can decoupage and paint their own memory box at the Ypsilanti District Library (5577 Whittaker Rd., Ypsilanti). This is a free event for kids age 6-12. 3:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Take your teen (grades 6-12) over to the Ypsilanti District Library (229 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti) at 6:00 p.m. for free Teen HQ.
  • Take a free tour of the EMU observatory at 6:00 p.m.
  • Several theatrical productions are available this weekend for the whole family. It's a Wonderful Life opens or take your family to see a theatrical production of four Hans Christian Anderson tales during Pixies, Kings and Magical Things at the Ann Arbor Jewish Community Center (2935 Birch Hollow Dr., Ann Arbor). 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 19

Sunday, November 20

  • Make free "Thankful" tree at Michael's Crafts (3655 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor). 1:00-3:00 p.m.
  •  Take the family to the Family Dance at Pittsfield Union Grange (3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd., Ann Arbor). Cost $12.00 family. 2:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Enjoy music and crafts at the Baltics Family Cultural Celebration at Ann Arbor District Library (343 S. Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor) 2:00-3:30 p.m.
  • Traditional Japanese Drumming at Ypsilanti District Library (5577 Whittaker Rd., Ypsilanti). 2:00-3:30 p.m.

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