April 19, 2013

Week 16 - Weekend Events Round-up: April 19-21

April showers bring May flowers - What will you do in Ann Arbor with the kids this weekend???
This weekend is shaping up to be a wet, muddy soccer weekend for us, plus my son is competing in the WESO Science Olympiad for two events. I am coaching his one team as well as coaching my daughter's soccer team. Then there is set load-in for the school play that my son is in. In a word, I am slammed! My kinds are slammed. My family is slammed. The end of the school year craziness has oddly already begun. Is anyone else experiencing that?

In looking at the Ann Arbor weekend events happening though, it seems we are light on things to do with the kids. Certainly there are the various Earth Day activities happening, and a few children's theater productions (The Young Actor's Guild and Saline Area Players), or the Passport2Pittsfield Event, but in general it's a very quiet weekend. Do you have weekend plans with the family? If it's wet, your kids may enjoy exploring the UM Natural History Museum with it's free dinosaur tours. Whatever you do, just enjoy and know that spring really will come soon. After all, "April showers..."

Saturday, April 20

This weekend might be a great time for a free movie. At 9:00 or 10:00 a.m. on Saturday or Sunday take the kids to see Paranorman at local Goodrich Theaters. If that's not yoru style, then consider getting crafty at the Fly Art Studio (40 N. Huron Ypsilanti) at 2:00 p.m. sew a handmade stuffed bird, and create a nest from recycled materials for only $10 - Just be sure to register on the website to secure your spot!

Sunday, April 21

Sunday is all about free movies with another chance to see Paranorman or head to The Michigan Theater (603 E. Liberty St. Ann Arbor) for the Family-Friendly Film Series showing of Freaky Friday (1976) at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults with free admission for kids 12 and under.

Don't forget to register to win free tickets to Seussical at the Michigan Theater too!!! The deadline for entry is rapidly approaching.


  1. We love riding the Argo River too! I can't wait for the weather to heat up so we can do it again. Thanks for your updates. Maybe we can do a post swap in the near future. I think our blogs compliment each other really well www.momexploresmichigan.blogspot.com

    1. Thanks Brooke. Yes I have been to your blog as well and agree!