June 22, 2012

Weekend Events Round-Up: June 22-24

It's going to be a busy weekend for the family! We're hoping the weather hods out for our backyard camping experience - Actually we'll be taking part in camping at Rolling Hills but the park is close enough to be in our back yard (sort of!). Are you taking part in the Great American Backyard Campout or camping at the Leslie Science and Nature Center even? Do tell...

Another great family event is the Ann Arbor Jaycees Summer Carnival at Pioneer High School. Don't forget to get your $2 off discount admission armbands before you head out though! And of course the Ann Arbor Summer Festival Top of the Park KidsZone is the place to be Friday and on Sunday the kids can rock out with Ratboy Jr.!

Friday, June 22

Is your child interested in all things science? Then be sure to check out the Glow Lab at the Ann Arbor District Library (2359 Oak Valley Dr., Ann Arbor) at 1:00 p.m.  The free program for kids in grades K–5 will explore light and all things that glow.

Your teen can shake it for prizes at the Just Dance! Dance Off! at Ann Arbor District Library (343 S. Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor) 6:00-8:30 p.m. Teens in grade 6+ and adults can compete for prizes  for flyest threads, most swagger on the dance floor and of course the winners of the dance- off. "Rhythm is a dancer".

Check out the Kidszone with the Leslie Science and Nature Center at the Ann Arbor Summer Festival Top of the Park 5:00-8:00 p.m. There is also a concert your kids might appreciate by Magdalen Fossum - Bet she's event the same age as some of your kids!

Don't forget to check out the Ann Arbor Jaycees Summer Carnival this weekend!

Saturday, June 23


Get creative and build something fun at the Grange Jr. Maker Program at 10:00 a.m. - noon.

Free tours are on tap otherwise for the day. I know my Cub Scout needs to tour a historic building and it looks like there will be several opportunities to do so happening throughout the weekend! Tour the Rentschler Farm and Saline Railroad Museums or take a free Dinosaur Tour at the U-M Natural History Museum.

Check out the Kidszone with Ann Arbor Rec and Ed at the Ann Arbor Summer Festival Top of the Park 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Sunday your family can catch the movie Hugo at 10:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 24

Celebrate Log Cabin Day the way the pioneers did - Well maybe not entirely, however you can check out a working grist mill and tour a historical log cabin in Washtenaw County at the Parker Mill from 1:00-4:00 p.m. courtesy of the Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation folk!

High school teens can game then watch during and afternoon of Ninjas at the Ann Arbor District Library (343 S. Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor) at 1:00-4:00 p.m.  What is better than video games and movies - Not much. Stop by and see what the fun is all about! Find games, movies, soda and popcorn. Prizes awarded for best theme related costume and gameplay related contests.

Want to learn to write music? Then be sure to come to the music workshop at the Ann Arbor District Library (2359 Oak Valley Dr., Ann Arbor) at 1:00 p.m. Ratboy Jr. will help kids in grades 3–8 learn about the Song-O-Matic and how it c an help your child write songs!

Check out the Kidszone with the Judson Center at the Ann Arbor Summer Festival Top of the Park 5:00-8:00 p.m. That evening there are also two great kid-friendly concerts, one by Jeanie B! & The Jelly Beans at 5:00 p.m. and AADL's Kids Rock Series with Ratboy Jr. at 6:00 p.m.

See a free movie under the stars at 10:00 p.m. at the Ann Arbor Summer Festival Top of the Park. Tonight's movie is Hugo.

2 comments:

  1. I think your blog is wonderful and choc full of wonderful family updates for those local to the Ann Arbor area. As a fellow Michigan mom blogger (just launched in January) I am searching for the best Michigan mom blogs out there. So excited to have found yours and looking forward to following you.

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