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Detroit Mom’s Guide to February

These winter months here in Detroit can be so frigid and sometimes even a bit dull.  While we dream of warmer weather and the day we will be able to break out the flip flops and tank tops – we can still have a great time with our families in+around Detroit!  Lucky for you this short month is jam packed full of fun things to get out of the house and shake off some of the winter blues, here’s a list of some things we LOVE happening in and around Detroit this month!  If you have any to add be sure to let us know!! 

February 2, 2017

Glam Gala for KIDSgala 2017

Location :: The Inn at St. John’s, 44045 5 Mile Rd., Plymouth
Time :: 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Cost :: $65.00

Mark your calendars, tell your friends and save the date NOW for an “Ah-mazing” night out!

Glam Gala 2017 will feature Metro Detroit’s BEST places for aesthetic medicine, beauty and fashion. Highlights for the evening will include:
~Chance to learn about and experience the latest trends in aesthetic medicine, beauty, skin care and wellness from Metro Detroit’s BEST service providers
~Guest Mistress of Ceremonies DIRECT from New York Sutton Lee Seymour
~Runway fashion show hosted by New York City’s Sutton Lee Seymour
~Pop-up shops from Madison Boutique, Lucy Activewear and more
~Silent auction benefitting KIDSgala
~Decadent cocktail hors d’oeuvre and desserts
~Music
~Photobooth to help capture the memories
~All attendees will receive an AMAZING Glam Bag with great surprises
~And… MANY MORE surprises in store for you!

12th Annual Fire & Ice Chili Cookoff and Pub Crawl

Location :: Downtown Mount Clemens
Time :: 6:30 p.m.
Cost :: $15 per person or $25 for two people

All proceeds of this event benefit the Anton Art Center and the Mount Clemens Goodfellows. Participants receive a “taster” chili at each location, souvenir chili pepper beads and score card.  Participating establishments include:  Abibbo, Bath City Bistro, Buffalo Wild Wings, Chantel’s Jailhouse Deli, Madison’s Pub, O’Halloran’s Public House, Orleans Sports Cafe, Rec Bowl, Seeburger’s Cheeseburgers, Three Blind Mice Irish Pub, and Your Mothers.

Tickets for the Fire & Ice Chili Cook Off Fundraiser are available at any participating establishment.

 

February 3, 2017

Candy Land Daddy Daughter Dance

Location :: 28600 Eleven Mile Rd., Farmington Hills
Time :: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Cost :: $14 per person

Calling all doting dads! Do you have a daughter who likes to dress up and dance? Then don’t miss out on treating her to a special evening she’ll always remember! You can dance the night away to music from a local DJ, enjoy refreshments, and each daughter who attends will receive a corsage. Professional photos will be available for purchase at the event. Sign up early and reserve your spot on the dance floor! This popular event fills up fast and space is limited to 400 participants per evening.

Give the Gift of Love Blood Drive

Location :: Keller Elementary School, 1505 N. Campbell Rd., Royal Oak
Time :: 2:30 – 7:15 p.m.
Cost :: Free

Give love. Donate blood. Save a life. For 2017, Keller decided to team up with Michigan Blood, an independent, nonprofit blood bank that provides blood for 75 hospitals throughout Michigan. Their donations are utilized at institutions within our community including Beaumont and Henry Ford facilities.

12th Annual Downtown Mount Clemens Ice Carving Show

Location :: Downtown Mount Clemens
Time :: Check website for specific details.  LOTS going on!
Cost :: Check website for specific details.

Don’t miss the 12th Annual Downtown Mount Clemens Ice Carving Show. This is a great opportunity for the entire family to spend time outdoors during the Michigan winter while enjoying this unique show with carving demonstrations throughout the event. The show opens on Friday, February 3 and runs through Sunday, February 5.

Live ice carving demonstrations will be held on Friday, February 5 from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM, Saturday, February 6 from Noon until 4:00 PM, and Sunday, February 7 from Noon until 3:00 PM. Public ice carving will take place on the Fountain Stage located on Macomb Place between Walnut and Pine Streets. In addition to live carving, dozens of sculptures will be featured on the sidewalks of Downtown Mount Clemens along Macomb Place and Cherry Street Mall.

Take a break and warm up at the Indoor Kids Wonderland Warming Center featuring Elsa and friends, lifesize Candyland game, hobbie horse races, face painting, carnival games popcorn, penny candy, and hot chocolate.  Kids Continental Breakfast with Elsa & Ironman on Saturday, February 5 from 10:00 AM until Noon, and Sunday, February 7 from 10:00 AM until Noon.  The Warming Center is located at 70 Macomb place.  Hours are:  Saturday, February 4 from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM, and Sunday, February 5 from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM.  

February 4, 2017

Happy Hibernation

Location :: Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm, 1005 Van Hoosen Rd., Rochester Hills
Time :: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Cost :: $5 for adults, $3 for children and seniors

What is hibernation? Come out to the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm, to learn about this fascinating topic! We will discuss which animals hibernate, and why. Members are Free!

Make your own Valentine

Location :: Whistle Stop Hobby & Train Inc., 21714 Harper Ave., St. Clair Shores
Time :: 11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Cost :: Free

On Saturday, February 4th we’re hosting a “Make Your Own Valentine” play day! Stop in between 11 am and 1 pm to participate in this FREE event that will be fun for the entire family! Arts and crafts make great Valentine’s gifts for parents, grandparents, siblings, other relatives and friends! This year the theme is animals, and each creation will be using heart-shaped designs!

Galentine’s Day

Location :: Sloan Museum, 1221 E. Kearsley St., Flint
Time :: 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Cost :: $5 per person

It’s a night of ladies celebrating ladies! Grab your best girls and enjoy a relaxing night out at Sloan Museum. Treat yourself and your friends to pampering and our signature sangria. Join us for a night of shopping, food, drinks, and more.

Wild Winter Weekends

Location :: The Detroit Zoo, 8450 W. 10 Mile Rd., Royal Oak
Time :: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Cost :: All activities included with zoo admission

Embrace the winter weather this season during Wild Winter Weekends at the Detroit Zoo. These events are a fun way to experience the magic of the Zoo in winter. Enjoy your favorite habitats indoors and out along with special activities, zookeeper talks, crafts and much more.

Shiver on the River

Location :: Belle Isle Park, Detroit
Time :: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Cost :: Free

Ecology Family Fair all around the island. Hands-on exhibits, displays, activities and entertainment in the Casino. Showshoe rental. Ice rescue demonstration at Coast Guard Station. Marshmallow Roasting at the Aquarium.

Owl Nights

Location :: Howell Nature Center, 1005 Triangle Lake Rd., Howell
Time :: 7:00-10:00 p.m.
Cost :: $8.00 for adults and $7.00 for children

Winter is the perfect time to hear great horned owls “Whooing!” Come out and enjoy a live owl presentation and take an evening walk calling to owls. Hot chocolate and cookies are served. Recommended for kindergarten age and up. Reservations required.

DIY for Kids Valentine’s Photo Box Workshop

Location :: The Home Depot (multiple locations, check website to see if your local store is participating)
Time :: 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
Cost :: Free

Join our hands-on workshop and you and your child can build a Valentine-themed photo box, perfect for keeping photos of loved ones front and center. Once the box is built, your child can decorate it with paint and The Home Depot stickers.
All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last.
Children must be present at the store to participate in the workshop and receive the kit, apron and pin.

Iceberg Science – Titanic STEM Saturdays

Location :: Sloan Museum, 1221 E. Kearsley St., Flint
Time :: 1:00 p.m.
Cost :: Non-members Adults $10, Seniors (60+) $9, Youth age 2-11 $9
Members: Adults $9, Seniors (60+) $8, Youth age 2-11 $8
Welcome to Icebergs 101! Learn cool facts about icebergs, and then explore the science of icebergs through exciting hands-on experiments.

12th Annual Downtown Mount Clemens Ice Carving Show

Location :: Downtown Mount Clemens
Time :: Check website for specific details.  LOTS going on!
Cost :: Check website for specific details.

Don’t miss the 12th Annual Downtown Mount Clemens Ice Carving Show. This is a great opportunity for the entire family to spend time outdoors during the Michigan winter while enjoying this unique show with carving demonstrations throughout the event. The show opens on Friday, February 3 and runs through Sunday, February 5.

Live ice carving demonstrations will be held on Friday, February 5 from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM, Saturday, February 6 from Noon until 4:00 PM, and Sunday, February 7 from Noon until 3:00 PM. Public ice carving will take place on the Fountain Stage located on Macomb Place between Walnut and Pine Streets. In addition to live carving, dozens of sculptures will be featured on the sidewalks of Downtown Mount Clemens along Macomb Place and Cherry Street Mall.

Take a break and warm up at the Indoor Kids Wonderland Warming Center featuring Elsa and friends, lifesize Candyland game, hobbie horse races, face painting, carnival games popcorn, penny candy, and hot chocolate.  Kids Continental Breakfast with Elsa & Ironman on Saturday, February 5 from 10:00 AM until Noon, and Sunday, February 7 from 10:00 AM until Noon.  The Warming Center is located at 70 Macomb place.  Hours are:  Saturday, February 4 from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM, and Sunday, February 5 from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM.  

February 5, 2017

Valentine’s Day Shindig

Location :: Troy Public Library, 510 W. Big Beaver, Troy
Time :: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Cost :: Free to attend

Valentine Hugs and Kisses! Storytime featuring books, songs and crafts that you will love. No registration required!

12th Annual Downtown Mount Clemens Ice Carving Show

Location :: Downtown Mount Clemens
Time :: Check website for specific details.  LOTS going on!
Cost :: Check website for specific details.

Don’t miss the 12th Annual Downtown Mount Clemens Ice Carving Show. This is a great opportunity for the entire family to spend time outdoors during the Michigan winter while enjoying this unique show with carving demonstrations throughout the event. The show opens on Friday, February 3 and runs through Sunday, February 5.

Live ice carving demonstrations will be held on Friday, February 5 from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM, Saturday, February 6 from Noon until 4:00 PM, and Sunday, February 7 from Noon until 3:00 PM. Public ice carving will take place on the Fountain Stage located on Macomb Place between Walnut and Pine Streets. In addition to live carving, dozens of sculptures will be featured on the sidewalks of Downtown Mount Clemens along Macomb Place and Cherry Street Mall.

Take a break and warm up at the Indoor Kids Wonderland Warming Center featuring Elsa and friends, lifesize Candyland game, hobbie horse races, face painting, carnival games popcorn, penny candy, and hot chocolate.  Kids Continental Breakfast with Elsa & Ironman on Saturday, February 5 from 10:00 AM until Noon, and Sunday, February 7 from 10:00 AM until Noon.  The Warming Center is located at 70 Macomb place.  Hours are:  Saturday, February 4 from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM, and Sunday, February 5 from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM.  

Throughout February!

Disney’s The Lion King (Touring)

Location :: The Detroit Opera House, 1526 Broadway, Detroit
Time :: See website for details
Cost :: $63.00 – $159.00

The Lion King continues to amaze, with astounding visuals that will make this a show youll remember forever. Marvel at the breathtaking spectacle of animals brought to life by an enormous company of international performers, whose detailed costumes, carved masks, and intricate makeup will transport you to the gorgeous vistas of the African savanna.

February 6, 2017

Trolls Movie at the Library

Location :: Grosse Pointe Public Library Central Branch, 10 Kercheval Ave., Grosse Pointe Farms
Time :: 2:00 p.m.
Cost :: Free but registration is required

Come to the library and enjoy an afternoon with the Trolls movie! All are welcome, but registration is required!

 

February 8, 2017

Toddler ART Party!

Location :: Mini Picassos, 20801 Lennon, Harper Woods
Time :: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Cost :: $15 per child

Come join us Wednesday, February 8th! 10-11:30am! For a Toddler craft party!
We will be making fun and exciting crafts geared towards your little ones!
18 month-4 years old!

Walk-in Wednesday @ Wolcott

Location :: Wolcott Mills Metropark, 65775 Wolcott Rd., Ray Twp.
Time :: 10:30 a.m.
Cost :: $5.00 per person

Meet, learn about and pet a goat. Listen to a story, make a craft and enjoy a snack. No need to preregister unless you are coming in a group over 6.

February 9, 2017

Love After Dark

Location :: Cranbrook Institute of Science, 39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills
Time :: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Cost :: $10 for members, $15 for non-members

Join us for our third annual of Love After Dark and explore the science of sex, love, and attraction! This year we invite our guests to join Cameron Wood as he is Dressed for Love. Using artifacts from our Collections, he will explore clothing and accessories from around the world that signal desire and commitment. CIS Paleontologist John Zawiskie discusses the ins and outs of prehistoric sex in Dawn of the Deed. Join Cranbrook Art Museum educators for Valentine making inspired by the objects and eras in the current exhibition, Cranbrook Time Machine: Twentieth-Century Period Rooms. Calling all Cupids: take aim and shoot for love and much more at this year’s Love After Dark!

2017 Greater Detroit VegBash

Location :: Royal Oak Farmers Market, 316 E. 11 Mile Rd., Royal Oak
Time :: 6:00-9:30 p.m.
Cost :: $10 in advance, $12 at the door.  Children under 12 are free to attend

The Greater Detroit VegBash is a one evening celebration of vegan and vegetarian cuisine featuring the food of 10 amazing restaurants, caterers and food trucks, live music from one of metro Detroit’s hottest cover bands, shopping, food product exhibits, family activities and more.

Shelby Township Daddy-Daughter Dance

Location :: Cherry Creek Golf Club and Banquet Center, 52000 Cherry Creek Dr., Shelby Township
Time :: 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Cost :: $42 per couple (residents) $52 per couple (non-resident), $16 per additional daughter

Love Letters: A Hand Lettering Workshop

Location :: HandCrafted, 18511 Fort St., Riverview
Time :: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Cost :: $65

Valentines, galentines, mom, aunts, sisters, friends, celebrate everyone you love this February by attending a hand lettering workshop and sending some snail mail to show just how much you care!

February 10, 2017

Family Glowga benefitting Almost Home Animal Rescue League

Location :: Born Yoga, 2121 Cole St., Birmingham
Time :: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Cost :: Donation-based event.  Keep in mind proceeds go to charity!

Join us as we turn the lights down and do yoga with glow sticks and other glow-in-the-dark items. Your family will love coming together to learn fun partner and group poses. Glow necklaces, bracelets, and snack included. Don’t forget to wear neon! Recommended for children 5 and up. Registration is required. This is a donation-based event. All proceeds go directly to Almost Home Animal Rescue League in Southfield, MI.

Valentines Party!

Location :: Mini Picassos, 20801 Lennon, Harper Woods
Time :: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Cost :: $20 per person

All ages! Adults welcome too!!!
Looking for to make unique one of a kind Valentines for your loved ones?? This is your workshop! We will have tons of fun, creative & exciting materials!! Make as many of them as you can!! This is an all ages workshop! Children 4 and under require an adult to attend with them.
To sign up go to:
Www.minipicassosstudio.com

Duel in the D

Location :: Joe Louis Arena, 19 Steve Yzerman Drive, Detroit
Time :: 7:30 – 11:00 p.m.
Cost :: $18, $30, $45 See website for details

The “Duel in the D” features the most-played rivalry in college hockey, Michigan Wolverines and Michigan State University Spartans, as the two teams have squared off 309 times, with the Wolverines currently holding a slight edge in the all-time series, 159-131-19. Michigan and Michigan State have met at least once per season at Joe Louis Arena since 1990, with the Wolverines holding the series advantage in the annual game at The Joe with a 14-11-4 record.

Daddy Daughter Dance

Location :: Cedar Glen Golf Club, 36860 25 Mile Rd., New Baltimore
Time :: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Cost :: $40 per couple, $20 per additional child.  Tickets sold in advance

On Friday, February 10th, the New Baltimore Parks and Recreation Department will provide an opportunity for dads and daughters to spend a special night together. This night includes dinner and dancing along with a fun photo booth and games before dinner is served. Often, the event features a professional photographer to forever capture the elegant evening.

February 11, 2017

Captured in Clay Tile Event

Location :: The Little Seedling, 2121 W Stadium Blvd, Ann Arbor
Time :: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Cost :: See website above for details

CAPTURE THOSE LITTLE PRINTS BEFORE THEY GROW ANOTHER INCH! Reserve NOW – appts fill up quickly! Preview all tile prices & sizes available and product options BEFORE your appointment at www.kidtiles.com under “products”. 

Snow Me the Love

Location :: Downtown Romeo
Time :: 10:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m.
Cost :: Free admission

A winter event featuring a candy bar drawing with proceeds going toward sending packages to soldiers, face painters and balloon twisters, a bake sale, free horse and carriage rides, a marshmallow snowman building contest and MORE!

Valentine’s Tea Party

Location :: Tonia’s Victorian Rose Tea Room and More, 118 W. Third St., Rochester Hills
Time :: 11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Cost :: $24 per person

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your loved one, your close friends or even your family, by coming to Tonia’s Victorian Rose. We are showing off our new tea party menu items during this event!  A 2-tier plate will come to you with 3 different tea sandwiches, 2 types of scones, a lemon curd tart and a chocolate raspberry torte. You will also have an assortment of teas to choose from.

Winter Greenhouse Sale

Location :: Cranbrook House and Gardens, Lone Pine Rd., Bloomfield Hills
Time :: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Cost :: Free admission

Come in from the cold and explore the Conservatory Greenhouse during our Winter Greenhouse Sale!

Plants available for purchase include:
Begonias
Bromeliads
Cacti
Dish gardens
Ferns
Jade plants
Orchids
Succulents

Enjoy demonstrations daily at 11:00 am and sample a selection of locally made honeys and jams from our Thistle Gift Shop. Our Master Gardener volunteers will be available to answer your plant questions while you browse through our demonstration gardens. The Winter Greenhouse Sale is free to attend. Your plant purchases help support restoration and maintenance projects in the Greenhouse at Cranbrook House & Gardens, a National Historic Landmark.

Valentine’s Fairy Garden

Location :: Wolcott Mill Metropark, 65775 Wolcott Rd., Ray Twp.
Time :: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Cost :: $20 per garden

Everything will be included to create a beautiful whimsical Valentine themed Fairy Garden. Please call to pre-register and prepay. Ages 8 and up. 486-752-5932 Held at the Farm Center.

Annual Mother Daughter Valentine’s Day Party

Location :: My Girly Party, 30006 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills
Time :: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Cost :: $25 per couple

Please join us at our Annual Mother Daughter Valentine’s Day Party. Enjoy an Afternoon of Sweet Treats, Pampering, Fun Craft and Games at My Girly Party.

Cupid’s Undie Run

Location :: Downtown Detroit
Time :: 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Cost :: See website for registration information

BIG party. “Brief” run. Raising millions! Cupid’s Undie Run is a 4 hour party with a mile(ish) fun run in the middle. No, we’re not crazy, we’re just crazy serious about raising money for the Children’s Tumor Foundation. We raised over $3.5 million in donations last year, so come join the fun and help us hit $4 million for 2017!

February 12, 2017

Elsa and Anna Princess Lunch

Location :: Kings Court Castle Restaurant and Banquet Center, 2325 Joslyn Rd., Lake Orion
Time :: 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Cost :: $20.00 per person

Join Kings Court Castle Sunday February 12th for singing, dancing, story time, and lunch. Children are encouraged to dress like their favorite princess.

Made to Eat in Michigan

Location :: Leon and LuLu, 96 W. 14 Mile Rd., Clawson
Time :: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Cost :: Free to attend

Take a bite out of local cuisine at Leon & Lulu’s seasonal farmer’s market event. Small-batch artisanal food vendors collaborate for your tasting pleasure. Sample delicious soups, salsas, sweets and more. All made in the mitten, all at Leon & Lulu.

Valentine’s Day Houses

Location :: Wolcott Mill Metropark, 64162 Kuntsman, Ray Twp
Time :: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Cost :: $6 per house

Create your own sweet Valentine’s themed gingerbread house. We will provide the house and all of the edible decorations to inspire your creativity. You can watch a movie while you work. Please call to preregister and prepay.

Natural Attraction – A Wild Night Out

Location :: Howell Nature Center, 1005 Triangle Lake Rd., Howell
Time :: 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Cost :: $30 per individual and $50 per couple

Our first-ever Valentine’s event for adults (21+) will include wine and refreshments, trivia & couples’ games with prizes, and some fascinating presentations about wild courtship rituals & the nature of chocolate (with chocolate tasting). Pre-registration is required.

5th Annual Oscar Short Event

Location :: Farmington Civic Theater, 33332 Grand River Ave., Farmington
Time :: 6:00 – 10:30 p.m.
Cost :: $20 per person

Come dressed to impress and enjoy an evening of “red carpet” treatment with drinks, hors d’oeuvres, a special showing of this year’s nominated Oscar Shorts.  Proceeds benefit Farmington Friends of the Library.

Throughout February!

Disney’s The Lion King (Touring)

Location :: The Detroit Opera House, 1526 Broadway, Detroit
Time :: See website for details
Cost :: $63.00 – $159.00

The Lion King continues to amaze, with astounding visuals that will make this a show youll remember forever. Marvel at the breathtaking spectacle of animals brought to life by an enormous company of international performers, whose detailed costumes, carved masks, and intricate makeup will transport you to the gorgeous vistas of the African savanna.

February 13, 2017

Toddler ART Party!

Location :: Mini Picassos, 20801 Lennon, Harper Woods
Time :: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Cost :: $15 per child

Come join us Wednesday, February 8th! 10-11:30am! For a Toddler craft party!
We will be making fun and exciting crafts geared towards your little ones!
18 month-4 years old!

 

February 14, 2017

Love Gone Wild

Location :: The Detroit Zoo, W. 10 Mile Rd., Royal Oak
Time :: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Cost :: $40 for members, $50 for non-members

Open to both singles and sweethearts, this memorable Valentine’s Day event offers a candid and entertaining look at how zoo animals do the “wild thing”. The evening includes an intimate and revealing look into the “dating” and mating escapades of the animals at the zoo. Love Gone Wild features strolling hors d’oeuvres prepared by the Detroit Zoo’s culinary team, two drinks and a commemorative gift.

Harry Potter “Always” Valentine’s Day Celebration

Location :: Barnes & Noble, 2800 S. Rochester Rd., Rochester Hills
Time :: 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Cost :: Free to attend

All the magic of Harry Potter. All the romance of “Always.” This Harry Potter event is for the inner romantic in you! This event is perfect for all ages, but is the perfect way to end your Valentines Day.  We will be creating Harry Potter Valentines, doing a Harry Potter “Always” Scavenger Hunt. writing love letters xoxo, there will be Laugh Out Loud Harry Potter Mystery Jokes and Harry Potter Coloring.

Little Critters: Woody the Woodchuck

Location :: Howell Nature Center, 1005 Triangle Lake Rd., Howell
Time :: 10:00 a.m and 11:30 a.m.
Cost :: $6 per child

How much wood does a woodchuck chuck? And what’s all this business about seeing their shadow? Connect with your “little critter” through nature. We’ll enjoy crafts, songs and stories about your favorite Howell Nature Center residents.

February 15, 2017

Walk-in Wednesday @ Wolcott

Location :: Wolcott Mills Metropark, 65775 Wolcott Rd., Ray Twp.
Time :: 10:30 a.m.
Cost :: $5.00 per person

Meet, learn about and pet a miniature horse. Listen to a story, make a craft and enjoy a snack. No need to preregister unless you are coming in a group over 6.

Mom and Me Wednesdays

Location :: Stage Nature Center, 6685 Coolidge Hwy., Troy
Time :: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Cost :: Free to attend

Join us for our LAST Mom & Me Wednesday Playdate this winter. Be sure to join us for hot tea & cookies for the mom’s and hot chocolate for the kids. This event is designed to provide a stress-free indoor activity during the coldest winter months where kids can dig for bones in our mastodon pit, play games and build puzzles in our activity area or read books in our library. We also have coloring and other activities every week!

For those who enjoy the outdoors – bundle up the kiddos and round out your morning with a refreshing hike out on our trails.

Parents & caregivers are invited to sit back and relax while their youngster(s) play & learn. A perfect opportunity to mingle with other adults and children who are there to enjoy all of the wonderful things that Stage Nature Center has to offer during the winter months! keep up with all that the Stage Nature Center does throughout the year by visiting.

February 16, 2017

Do-it-HERself Build a Cupcake Stand Workshop

Location :: The Home Depot, (Multiple locations) Check the website to see if your local store is participating!
Time :: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Cost :: Free

Learn to build a cupcake stand. Join our associate-lead demonstration and watch as we demonstrate how to use carpenter’s tools and precut wood corbels to fashion a beautiful cupcake stand. When we?re done, we?ll help you shop for everything you need to create your own project at home.

February 17, 2017

Story Time @ Fresh Thyme Farmers Market

Location :: Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, 23300 Farmington Rd., Farmington
Time :: 10:30 a.m.
Cost :: Free

Come join us for stories, finger plays, and movement!

Family Friday Nights – Owls of Michigan!

Location :: Grosse Pointe Public Library Woods Branch, 20680 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe Woods
Time :: 6:30 p.m.
Cost :: Free but registration might be necessary

Make Friday night family night at the Library! A great way to end a busy week, this after-hours event offers activities for every age with storytelling, crafts, magic, live animals music and more! Don’t miss out!

Annie

Location :: Fox Theater, 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit
Time :: 7:30 p.m.
Cost :: $30, $45, $55, and $70

ANNIE has a book by Thomas Meehan, music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Martin Charnin. All three authors received 1977 Tony Awards® for their work.   Choreography is by Liza Gennaro, who has incorporated selections from her father Peter Gennaro’s 1977 Tony Award®-winning choreography.

February 18, 2017

Detroit Youth Day of Vision

Location :: Detroit Historical Museum, 5401 Woodward Ave., Detroit
Time :: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Cost :: Free admission

Join us for an interactive day of envisioning the next 50 years in Detroit using the lessons learned from the tumultuous summer of 1967. The Youth Day of Vision is hosted by the Detroit Historical Museum and the James and Grace Lee Boggs Center to Nurture Community Leadership. The day’s activities, designed and facilitated by Detroit youth, will center around the events of 1967 – when Detroiters rebelled against police violence, racist housing segregation, and unemployment. How much has changed in the 50 years since? How will our generation create our own unique American revolution to end injustice, oppression, and violence in the next 50 years?

Annie

Location :: Fox Theater, 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit
Time :: 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Cost :: $30, $45, $55, and $70

ANNIE has a book by Thomas Meehan, music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Martin Charnin. All three authors received 1977 Tony Awards® for their work.   Choreography is by Liza Gennaro, who has incorporated selections from her father Peter Gennaro’s 1977 Tony Award®-winning choreography.

Snowfest

Location :: Howell Nature Center, 1005 Triangle Lake Road, Howell
Time :: 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Cost :: $10.00 for adults, $8.00 for children

Beat those “winter blahs” and sled on in for this family fun event!  Ride the Zip Line (zip lines have to be free of ice), take a tour through our Wildlife Park & see a live wildlife presentation.  Also enjoy cross country skiing (4th gr & up), snow shoeing, sledding, and much more!  Events are weather dependent & pre-registration is required.

Great Backyard Bird Count

Location :: Stage Nature Center, 6685 Coolidge Hwy., Troy
Time :: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Cost :: $6.00 per person, $4.00 for members

Each year, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology collects bird data from all over the world. Help a naturalist identify and count the birds visiting the SNC feeders. Learn how you can do the same in your own backyard. Binoculars and field guides will be available for use during the program or bring your own. Children should be accompanied by a registered adult.

27th Annual Walk for Warmth

Location :: Macomb Mall, 32233 Gratiot Ave., Roseville
Time :: 8:00 -10:00 a.m.
Cost :: $25 per person

Walk for Warmth raises funds to assist low-income Macomb County residents with heat-related emergencies like paying utility bills or replacing a broken furnace.

Throughout February!

Disney’s The Lion King (Touring)

Location :: The Detroit Opera House, 1526 Broadway, Detroit
Time :: See website for details
Cost :: $63.00 – $159.00

The Lion King continues to amaze, with astounding visuals that will make this a show youll remember forever. Marvel at the breathtaking spectacle of animals brought to life by an enormous company of international performers, whose detailed costumes, carved masks, and intricate makeup will transport you to the gorgeous vistas of the African savanna.

February 20, 2017

Kung Fu Panda 3 at the Library

Location :: Grosse Pointe Public Library Central Branch, 10 Kercheval Ave., Grosse Pointe Farms
Time :: 2:00 p.m.
Cost :: Free but registration is required

Come to the library and enjoy an afternoon watching Kung Fu Panda 3! Registration is required!

February 21, 2017

BFG: The Movie

Location :: Grosse Pointe Public Library Woods 20680 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe Woods
Time :: 2:00 p.m.
Cost :: Free but registration might be required

Come enjoy a movie at the library!  Registration required!

February 22, 2017

Mom and Me Wednesdays

Location :: Stage Nature Center, 6685 Coolidge Hwy., Troy
Time :: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Cost :: Free to attend

Join us for our LAST Mom & Me Wednesday Playdate this winter. Be sure to join us for hot tea & cookies for the mom’s and hot chocolate for the kids. This event is designed to provide a stress-free indoor activity during the coldest winter months where kids can dig for bones in our mastodon pit, play games and build puzzles in our activity area or read books in our library. We also have coloring and other activities every week!

For those who enjoy the outdoors – bundle up the kiddos and round out your morning with a refreshing hike out on our trails.

Parents & caregivers are invited to sit back and relax while their youngster(s) play & learn. A perfect opportunity to mingle with other adults and children who are there to enjoy all of the wonderful things that Stage Nature Center has to offer during the winter months! keep up with all that the Stage Nature Center does throughout the year by visiting

Walk-in Wednesday @ Wolcott

Location :: Wolcott Mills Metropark, 65775 Wolcott Rd., Ray Twp.
Time :: 10:30 a.m.
Cost :: $5.00 per person

Meet, learn about and pet a cow. Listen to a story, make a craft and enjoy a snack. No need to preregister unless you are coming in a group over 6.

Daddy Daughter Dinner Dance

Location :: Glen Oaks, 30500 W 13 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills
Time :: 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Cost :: $62 for non-residents, $52 for residents

Girls, put on your finest and bring your favorite guy for this year’s big dinner dance.  Join us at the beautiful Glen Oaks Country Club for an evening of dancing and food.  Due to popular demand, we’ve added a second dance this year! Picture packages available starting at $20.

Learning Fun with the Michigan Science Center

Location :: Grosse Pointe Public Library Central Branch, 10 Kercheval Ave., Grosse Pointe Farms
Time :: 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Cost :: Free – but registration is required

2:00 p.m. magnets and 3:30 p.m. states of matter.  Come join in on the fun with science with the Michigan Science Center!! Ages 5 and up only please!!

February 23, 2017

Winter Break Drop-In “Let it Snow Craft Time

Location :: Grosse Pointe Public Library Central Branch, 10 Kercheval Ave., Grosse Pointe Farms
Time :: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Cost :: Free – registration required

February 24, 2017

The 2017 Great Lakes Comic-Con

Location :: Macomb Community College Sports and Expo Center, 14500 E. 12 Mile Rd., Roseville
Time :: 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Cost :: $10.00 – $25.00

Special Guests Include:
Greg Land – Uncanny X-Men, Sojourn
Angel Medina – Spawn, The Incredible Hulk
Tom Cook – Animator – Hanna-Barbera
Keith Pollard, Arvell Jones, William Messner-Loebs, Jason Moore, and many more!

February 25, 2017

PAW Patrol Skate

Location :: The New Rink, 50625 Van Dyke Ave., Shelby Charter Township
Time :: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. for ages 7 and under, 1:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. open to all ages
Cost :: See description for pricing information

9AM – 12PM for ages 7 & under (with a parent/ guardian), $10 admission includes: skate rental, hot dog, juice & snack.
1PM – 10PM open to all ages, $8 admission (skate rental extra). Character appearances 9AM – 12PM and 5PM – 8PM.

The 2017 Great Lakes Comic-Con

Location :: Macomb Community College Sports and Expo Center, 14500 E. 12 Mile Rd., Roseville
Time :: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Cost :: $10.00 – $25.00

Special Guests Include:
Greg Land – Uncanny X-Men, Sojourn
Angel Medina – Spawn, The Incredible Hulk
Tom Cook – Animator – Hanna-Barbera
Keith Pollard, Arvell Jones, William Messner-Loebs, Jason Moore, and many more!

Paczki Run 5K 2017

Location :: Hamtramck
Time :: 10:00 a.m.
Cost :: $35 per person, registration required

The run before the big day, Fat Tuesday! Feel better about eating those paczki, or run the route to scout out your favorite place to purchase them. The 5k route winds through Hamtramck, highlighting the city that boasts “The world in 2 square miles.”

Brick Bash!

Location :: Skyline High School, 2552 N. Maple Rd., Ann Arbor
Time :: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Cost :: $5.00 per person or $20.00 for a family of family of 4 or more

See amazing creations made out of LEGO: Trains, cities, robots, art, vehicles, construction equipment, and more. Build anything you want at the huge tables covered with LEGO and Bionicle parts, and a separate Duplo play area for the little ones. See animated films made with LEGO products. Enjoy a performance by the Skyline Drumline at 2pm (Saturday only). Everything is great fun and enjoyable for the whole family. Proceeds benefit the Skyline High School band program.

African American History Family Day

Location :: Detroit Historical Museum, 5401 Woodward, Detroit
Time :: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.Cost :: Free

Celebrate African American History at our FREE family friendly event filled with educational and entertaining performances, historical organizations, fun activities and crafts. The event will run all day, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 25. During the event:

Madelyn Porter will invite everyone to participate in a Story Living presentation about the Underground Railroad. Renowned storyteller Ivory D. Williams (pictured) will entertain with unforgettable tales. The youth of the Alnur African Drum and Dance group will celebrate with traditional dance, poetry, song and rhythm. Watch for more special activities during Black History Month!

February 26, 2017

Brick Bash!

Location :: Skyline High School, 2552 N. Maple Rd., Ann Arbor
Time :: 12:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Cost :: $5.00 per person or $20.00 for a family of family of 4 or more

See amazing creations made out of LEGO: Trains, cities, robots, art, vehicles, construction equipment, and more. Build anything you want at the huge tables covered with LEGO and Bionicle parts, and a separate Duplo play area for the little ones. See animated films made with LEGO products. Enjoy a performance by the Skyline Drumline at 2pm (Saturday only). Everything is great fun and enjoyable for the whole family. Proceeds benefit the Skyline High School band program.

February 27, 2017

Pete’s Dragon at the Library!

Location :: Grosse Pointe Public Library, Ewald Branch, 15175 E. Jefferson, Grosse Pointe Park
Time :: 6:00 p.m.
Cost :: Free but registration might be required

Enjoy an movie at the library! Registration might be required.

Throughout February!

Disney’s The Lion King (Touring)

Location :: The Detroit Opera House, 1526 Broadway, Detroit
Time :: See website for details
Cost :: $63.00 – $159.00

The Lion King continues to amaze, with astounding visuals that will make this a show youll remember forever. Marvel at the breathtaking spectacle of animals brought to life by an enormous company of international performers, whose detailed costumes, carved masks, and intricate makeup will transport you to the gorgeous vistas of the African savanna.

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