January 25, 2014

Junie B. Jones Comes to the Toledo Zoo

On Saturday, February 8, everyone’s favorite first-grader comes to the Toledo Zoo’s Indoor Theatre. This live one-hour musical from New York will get your kids giggling over smelly school buses, “personal beeswax” journals and – of course – a little monkey business.

Show times for this family performance are 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Admission for the show is $17 for Toledo Zoo Members and $18 for Non-Members.

Tickets for Junie B. Jones at The Toledo Zoo are available for purchase in person at the Zoo’s box office, located inside Visitor’s Services at our Anthony Wayne Trail Entrance.

January 24, 2014

"Dive-In" Movie is Good Clean Fun

Be sure to check out Despicable Me 2 as it is shown during the Dive-In Movie at the Mack Indoor Pool (715 Brooks St, Ann Arbor) on Saturday, February 1. The fun starts at 6:30 p.m. for just $5/adults, $4 youth with kids under 3 getting free admission!

January 23, 2014

Toddler Time at Skyzone

There's not much more fun that bouncing your cares away, especially when the cold weather keeps the kids indoors! Sky Zone Canton has a great solution for a tiny tot playtime too - Toddler time every Thursday and Friday 10:00-11:00 a.m. for kids age 6 and under. The cost for Toddler time is only $10 for an hour of jumping that will surely tire your little ones out. Get an added bonus by purchasing a Punchcard (5 jump sessions for $35 or 10 for $50).

Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park
42550 Executive Drive
Canton, MI 48188
(734) 981-0007

January 22, 2014

Nominate Someone Special for a Cupid Call

Do you know anyone who has had a run of bad luck of late? Perhaps they've been ill or feeling blue. Perhaps things have just not gone well or they have lost a loved one. Well this Valentine's Day you can nominate them for a Cupid Call.

“Never underestimate the power of kindness,”
states McCrumb “for little acts of thoughtfulness
often make the biggest difference.” 
What's a Cupid Call you ask? Cupid Calls, sponsored by Ann Arbor gift gallery Catching Fireflies, are designed to give a recipients who could use it, a surprise smile.

Sending little presents to friends and family for Valentine’s Day has been a tradition for gift gallery owner, April McCrumb. This year though, she is expanding her cupid arrows to include deserving people across Michigan. McCrumb is looking for nominees who have had a hard holiday season, have health problems, lost someone special or just are struggling to smile.

Each package delivered will vary, but all the items sent will be selected from Catching Fireflies. McCrumb is excited to have the opportunity to brighten the days of people who could use it the most in nearby communities.
In all, one hundred nominated individuals may receive an anonymous package. So if you know someone in need of some extra love, and a free gift that would boost their spirits, read on for nomination details. 

Nominating someone for a Cupid Care Package is as easy as sending an email to service@catchingfireflies.com with the subject line title: CUPID CALL. Include the nominee’s full name, age, mailing address and short paragraph why they need a cupid call. It would also be helpful to know a little about the person and what they like. Nominator must include their full name and relationship to the nominee as well.  Cupid Call nominations will be accepted through February 5.

Catching Fireflies has several locations, so be sure to visit their Ann Arbor location (419 Detroit St., Ann Arbor), the location in Berkley (3117 W. 12 Mile Rd., Berkley) or their location in Rochester (203 E University, Rochester) Monday thru Saturday, 10:00 a.m. -  6:00 p.m. and on Sundays, Noon-5:00 p.m.

January 16, 2014

Daday Daughter Dinner Dance at Fox Hills

On Saturday, February 8, 5:30-9:00 p.m. Area dad's and their daughters can enjoy a special Daddy Daughter Dinner Dance at Fox Hills Golf & Banquet Center (8768 N Territorial Rd, Plymouth Township). This special event includes a plated dinner, corsages for the girls, a professional DJ, balloon drop, and keepsake photos available for purchase. The cost for this event is $23/person. To register for the Daddy Daughter Dinner Dance call 734-453-7272 or visit www.foxhills.com.

January 9, 2014

Wild Winter Arctic Adventure at the Detroit Zoo

Need something to do this weekend? Consider heading to the Detroit Zoo for their Wild Winter Arctic Adventure, January 11-12. The Wild Winter Arctic Adventure features ice carving demonstrations, arctic-themed arts and crafts, games and entertainment 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. in the Ford Education Center. Activities are free with paid Zoo admission.

Zoo admission cost: Free admission - 2 and under, otherwise tickets are priced $10-$14.

Win Tickets to Sesame Street Live

This week has left me a tad frazzled. So how about a snow day (or in my case snow days) incentive?

I have an opportunity for one family to win a family (4) pack of tickets to see Sesame Street Live "Can't Stop Singing" when it appears at the Fox Theatre Detroit January 23-February 17. Are you interested in these free tickets? To win all you need to do is comment below on this very post on why you need to see Sesame Street Live for FREE!

Note: A winner will be chosen from all entries received by midnight January 12.

January 5, 2014

Family Friendly Film Series: The Land Before Time

The Michigan Theater (603 E Liberty St, Ann Arbor) is hosting a free movies for kids 12 & under on January 12 at 1:30 p.m.

The Land Before Time focuses on an orphaned young dinosaur, Littlefoot, who has to make his way to the paradise of the Great Valley in order to survive a plague. Along the way, he meets up with some other dinos from different species, and they all bond and travel together. On the way, they have plenty of adventures. Even with elements of suspense, this is a pretty relaxed movie that isn’t in a particular hurry to roll out its story. Kids will like the originality of the concept, and the themes of friendship and cooperation.

Tickets are free for children 12 under, $10 for adults and $8 for seniors, students, older children and teens. This movie is rated G.