August 16, 2012

Weekend Events Round-Up: Aug 17-19

Oh these last few weeks are going to fly by for sure. There are so many great activities for the kids including festivals, and free events a plenty! I can't even keep up with them all, and will be happy when school is back in session!

This weekend's hot tickets include heading to the Ypsilanti Heritage Festival for free fun for the family, or take a little drive to Holly after picking up your 50% discount Michigan Renaissance Festival tickets (although you can use them any weekend before the end of September). If that's not enough, there are many library programs including teen events and weekly storytime programs to keep you busy!

So what's on your weekend planner?

Friday, August 17:

Kids can keep their Summer Math Skills sharp with a fun program with Mathnasium at the Ann Arbor District Library (3333 Traverwood Dr., Ann Arbor) at 1:30-2:30 p.m. Kids in Grades K – 3 can play with math as coaches from Mathnasium of Ann Arbor lead games and strategies that improve math skills.

Will your teen win at  Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 ?
This is your last chance for your teen to participate in Teen Gaming at the Ypsilanti District Library (229 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti) at 2:00 p.m. Battle other gamers in Xbox tournaments for prizes during this fun teen event. This months battle is Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.

Teens in grade 6+ can get a little Hair Flair at the Ann Arbor District Library (3090 E. Eisenhower Pky., Ann Arbor) at 4:00-5:00 p.m. Create one of a kind hair clips, combs and headbands to keep wayward locks under control while letting the real you shine!

Saturday, August 18:

The Ypsilanti Heritage Festival hits the streets of downtown Ypsilanti on Saturday at 10:00 a.m.

Earn some "Mom Buck's" during the Diary of a Wimpy Kid' Party at the Ypsilanti District Library (229 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti) 10:30 a.m. Too bad you can't spend them, however you CAN play trivia games, eat some Wimpy cake. Plus everyone that attends will get to take home their own personalized diary!

The first 250 kids get free backpacks
during a  Back to School Bash  at
the Ypsilanti Free Methodist Church 
The Ypsilanti Free Methodist Church (1800 Packard Rd., Ypsilanti) is having a "Back to School Bash" at 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. where 250 free backpacks will be given away. Kids who attend will also get to play fun games and snack on some munchies. This free event will be held in the church parking lot, which is located across from Estabrook Elementary in Ypsilanti.

Do you have a collector on your hands (and God help you if you do!)? Then the Sports Cards, Memorabilia, and Comics Show at the Ypsilanti District Library (5577 Whittaker Rd., Ypsilanti) is the place to be! From noon-5:00 p.m. dealers, collectors, hobbyists, and casual fans are welcome to buy, sell, and trade their sports cards, memorabilia, merchandise, and comic books during this free event.

Learn about nature and her pollinators during a free program through the Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation program at 1:00 p.m., my kids LOVE attending the programs with the naturalists! You're sure to BEE just as happy as my children are about it.

Teens in grades 6+ and adults will enjoy making their own ceramic tile during a Motawi Tile-Making Workshop at the Ann Arbor District Library (343 S. Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor). The free program (yes it's FREE!) is at 1:0-3:00 p.m. Attendees will make their own impressed tile, using Motawi’s clay and tools. Make it to keep or to give as a gift, you only need to go back later to pick it up after it is kiln fired!

Celebrate Percy Jackson's Birthday at the Ypsilanti District Library (5577 Whittaker Rd., Ypsilanti) at 2:00 p.m. enjoying games and crafts inspired by Rick Riordan’s series, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, featuring characters based on Greek mythology.

Bring your summer reading to a close at
the Ypsilanti Heritage Festival Sunday!
Sunday, August 19:

The Chelsea Community Fair isn't fully up and running, however you can get things rolling with free admission to Sunday's tractor pull at 9:00 a.m.

Did your child read all summer with the Summer Reading Program at the Ypsilanti District Library? Then be sure to stop by the Summer Reading Finale at the Heritage Festival noon-5 p.m. for an afternoon at the Children’s Activity Tent.

Need some Sunday Craftiness to happen? Then be sure to screen print a glowster (a poster using glow-in-the-dark ink) at the Ann Arbor District Library (343 S. Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor) at 1:00-3:00 p.m. All materials and supplies for this free event are provided.

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