May 24, 2012

Weekend Events Round-Up: Memorial Day Weekend

There are so many great events and activities happening this weekend. Pools are opening, BBQ's are rocking, plus there are event many Memorial Day parades, processions and ceremonies. What's on your planner? Have you got the calendar filled with things to do with kids? Family events? Fun activities?

This weekend surely has lots happening, as the Ann Arbor Mom Blog presents the "Weekend Events Planner for Memorial Day Weekend"... Hold tight, it's surely going to be a whirlwind weekend!

Head to the Sumpter County Fest this weekend for some
fun at the carnival!
Friday, May 25:

It's time for one of the season's very first carnival! Stop by the Belleville Square (NW corner of Belleville Rd. and the North I-94 Service Drive) for all day ride fun for only $20!  The Sumpter Country Fest (Sumpter Fairgrounds south of Belleville on Sumpter and Dunn Rd.) happenis this weekend (May 24-28). The festival is host to free children's entertainment, pony rides, a petting zoo, crafts, and a car show.

Spend a few minutes understanding Summer on the Farm with 'The Farm Lady' at Dexter District Library (3255 Alpine St., Dexter) at 1:00 p.m. Hear stories about life on a farm, especially in the summer, sing farm songs and meet some live ducks and chickens!

Take the family out for an early morning bird walk
with the Washtenaw Audubon Society.
Saturday, May 26:

Get out early with a bird walk with the Washtenaw Audubon Society at 8:00 a.m. Meet at the Nichols Arboretum (1800 N. Dixboro Rd., Ann Arbor) for this free event.

Get the kids making something unique during the Grange Jr. Makers program at 10:00 a.m. at the Pittsfield Grange.

Teens do get a kick out of the Amigurumi Club at the Ypsilanti District Library, so be sure to stop in at 11:00 a.m. so they can learn something new!

If you haven't registered your child (age 5-12) for Camp Skills Rock, you might want to check the program out. The one-day, high-energy program will surely be enjoyable while building your child's self-confidence!

Ewe and the kids will be happy to see the baby
sheep grow at the Rentshler Farm!  
Take the family to explore the many historic buildings in the area including the Rentshler Farm Museum when they are open Saturday's throughout the summer. The kids will enjoy the young farm animals on display too!

Enjoy classic, sporty, unusual and rare collectible cars on display at the third annual City Car Show at Ann Arbor City Club (1830 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor) also from noon- 4:00 p.m. The free show, refreshments for sale, free admission, enter your own favorite vehicle.

Start your Memorial Day family weekend off with a bang with a FREE outdoor pops concert at Riverside Park (100 W. Cross St., Ypsilanti). At 2:00 p.m. the Ypsilanti Symphony Orchestra will perform popular music from Broadway and Hollywood as well known music and from family favorites.  Park in Depot Town and bring your blankets, chairs and coolers across the street to spend the day, under shaded trees, on a blanket, watching children of all ages dance and enjoy orchestral music.  In the event of rain clouds, the concert will be on Sunday May 27 at 2:00 p.m.

Have you ever wondered what makes our eyes work or how we see? Then the Eye Dissection at University of Michigan Museum of Natural History (1109 Geddes Ave., Ann Arbor) may be right up your child's alley! Children and adult ages 5 and up can get a closer look at a dissection of a cow’s eye to see how the organ that helps us see the world. There is something for everyone during this interactive and fascinating demonstration! Hands-on demos are 20-30 minute interactive programs combining brief presentations highlighting university research with engaging activities. Check it out at 3:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 27:

Hands-On Demo: Eye Dissection at University of Michigan Museum of Natural History (1109 Geddes Ave., Ann Arbor) at 3:00 p.m.

Monday, May 28:

Be sure to check out the many great ceremonies and parades happening throughout the area.

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