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Detroit Moms Guide to January

Now that the hustle and bustle of the holiday season is over – you can slowly get back into the groove of your normal routines.  Happy 2017 everyone!  Here is DMB’s guide to the best family activities going on around metro Detroit in the first month of the year.  Get out and enjoy it with your kiddos!! If we missed something fun, comment below so we can add it!

*photo credit to Emma Burcusel Photography*

January 3, 2017

Winter Break Matinees and Evening Skates at the Skatin’ Station

Location :: The Skatin’ Station, 8611 Ronda, Canton
Time :: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Cost :: $6.00 for matinee and $5.00 for evenings

Come to the Skatin’ Station and enjoy your Christmas break!

Talk & Play with Toddlers

Location :: Sterling Heights Public Library, 40255 Dodge Park, Sterling Heights
Time :: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Cost :: Registration is required

Join us for a non-structured program where sensory bins, puzzles, crafts, and toys are provided for your little ones while coffee and tea are provided for you! It’s a great opportunity to sit and chat while the kids play freely! All ages are welcome with a caregiver.

Finding Dory @ The Library!

Location :: Dearborn Public Library, Henry Ford Centennial Library, 16301 Michigan Ave., Dearborn
Time :: 1:00 – 2:45 p.m.
Cost :: Free to attend but registration is required

The tables are turned. Watch Nemo and his Dad help Dory find her family. (PG, 105 min., 2016) No registration, but seating is limited. No strollers, food or drink in the auditorium.

January 4, 2017

Winter Break Matinees and Evening Skates at the Skatin’ Station

Location :: The Skatin’ Station, 8611 Ronda, Canton
Time :: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Cost :: $6.00 matinee and $5.00 for evenings

Come to the Skatin’ Station and enjoy your Christmas break!

Joel Tacey Magic and Comedy Show

Location :: Dearborn Public Library, Henry Ford Centennial Branch, 16301 Michigan Ave., Dearborn
Time :: 2:00 – 3:00  p.m.
Cost :: Free to attend but registration might be required

The magic and comedy of Joel Tacey will entertain you. Seating is limited. No registration. No food, strollers, or drink in the auditorium.

Mom & Me Wednesdays

Location :: Stage Nature Center, 6685 Coolidge Hwy., Troy
Time :: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Cost :: Contact Stage Nature Center for details.

Looking for a fun indoor activity for you & your kids during the winter months? Tired of busy, expensive indoor children’s play places where you chase down your toddlers then entire time? If your answer is yes to these questions, then we have a wonderful solution for you this winter! Join us for Mom & Me Wednesdays during January and February at the Stage Nature Center for a stress-free indoor activity 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. Parents are invited to sit back and relax with your babe in arms, or complimentary hot tea while your toddler plays in one of our activity areas. You will have an opportunity to mingle with other families who also enjoy the wonderful things that Stage Nature Center has to offer during the winter months!

January 5, 2017

Winter Break Matinees and Evening Skates at the Skatin’ Station

Location :: The Skatin’ Station, 8611 Ronda, Canton
Time :: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Cost :: $6.00 for matinees and $5.00 for evenings

Come to the Skatin’ Station and enjoy your Christmas break!

January 6, 2017

Winter Break Matinees and Evening Skates at the Skatin’ Station

Location :: The Skatin’ Station, 8611 Ronda, Canton
Time :: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Cost :: $6.00 for matinees and $5.00 for evenings

Come to the Skatin’ Station and enjoy your Christmas break!

Sleeping Beauty feat. The Russian National Ballet Theater

Location :: Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michigan Ave., Dearborn
Time :: 8:00 p.m.
Cost :: $25-$39

Enter a world of fairy tale princesses, malevolent witches, storybook kingdoms, and true love’s kiss in this most cherished ballet. “Sleeping Beauty” is the magical tale of a beautiful princess who waits in slumber to be awakened by the kiss of her prince. Opulent costumes and sets, Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score — which he thought was perhaps his best piece of music — and the elegant movements of these extraordinary dancers result in an evening of breathtaking artistry.

Plymouth Ice Festival

Location :: Downtown Plymouth
Time :: 5:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Cost :: See website for details

January 6th-8th marks the 35th annual Plymouth Ice Festival in downtown Plymouth. Come witness as Kellogg Park is transformed into a magical winter wonderland of icy fun for the whole family! Professional ice sculptures can be seen throughout downtown and are available for viewing 24 hours during the festival. Nightly entertainment, interactive ice sculptures, dueling chainsaw competition and live ice carving exhibits are just some of the activities that can be seen during the festival. So bundle up, grab a cup of hot chocolate and come visit downtown Plymouth for the ice festival.

January 7, 2017

Crate Toolbox Workshop

Location :: The Home Depot, ((20300 Kelly Rd., Harper Woods)) ((660 W. 12 Mile Rd., Madison Heights)) ((13500 Middlebelt Rd., Livonia))
See the Home Depot website to check for workshops in your area on this date!
Time :: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Cost :: Free to attend

Join our hands-on workshop and you and your child can get to work on a wood toolbox they can use for keeping anything from art supplies to toys neat and portable. Once the toolbox is built, your child can paint it in their favorite color. 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.

Totally Toddlers Storytime and Play group

Location :: Farmington Community Library, Farmington Branch – 23500 Liberty St., Farmington
Time :: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Cost :: Free to attend, pre-registration might be required

Miss out on our weekday story times? Come listen and play along during this Saturday program designed for walkers to 3 year olds and their parent/caregivers. Enjoy an interactive story time featuring books, rhymes, finger plays, music and movement. After the stories, have fun with your child while playing with our developmentally appropriate toys.

Plymouth Ice Festival

Location :: Downtown Plymouth
Time :: 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Cost :: See website for details

January 6th-8th marks the 35th annual Plymouth Ice Festival in downtown Plymouth. Come witness as Kellogg Park is transformed into a magical winter wonderland of icy fun for the whole family! Professional ice sculptures can be seen throughout downtown and are available for viewing 24 hours during the festival. Nightly entertainment, interactive ice sculptures, dueling chainsaw competition and live ice carving exhibits are just some of the activities that can be seen during the festival. So bundle up, grab a cup of hot chocolate and come visit downtown Plymouth for the ice festival.

New Year, New You Wellness Expo

Location :: Royal Oak Farmers Market, 316 E. 11 Mile Rd., Royal Oak
Time :: 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Cost :: Admission, programs and parking are free

The expo will showcase hundreds of products and services for a healthier body, mind, home, family, pet and more. Experts from community organizations will offer wellness presentations and programs. Visitors will enjoy live music, healthy concessions, kids activities and free massage. The expo will run concurrently with the popular Saturday morning Farmers Market, indoors at the historic and convenient venue. Admission, programs and parking are free.

New Year Craft and Vendor Show

Location :: St. John United Church of Christ, 2744 4th Street, Wyandotte
Time :: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Cost :: Free admission

Start the New Year of right by shopping!! There will be over 45+ Craft and Vendors, Raffles, 50/50, Food Concession and FREE admission..FREE gift bags to the first 50 lucky shoppers!! Mark you calendars so you don’t miss it!!

Basic Wine Making Class

Location :: Cap N Cork Homebrew Supply, 16776 21 Mile Rd., Macomb
Time :: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Cost :: $20.00

Basic Wine making is the perfect class for someone who is just getting started making kit wines and seeking some additional guidance. The class will cover basics from start to finish, which includes: the kits, the equipment, fermentation, aging, packaging and tasting. Classes are limited to 14 people, allowing for an intimate experience. Following the class, participants will be able to take advantage of an exclusive shopping experience with various specials and sales.

Honor the Blue Line – Charity Hockey Game

Location :: Fraser Hockeyland, 34400 Utica Rd., Fraser
Time :: 4:00-7:00 p.m.
Cost :: $5.00

The Michigan Warriors and DPD Hockey are proud to present the 2017 “Honor the Blue Line” charity hockey game, benefiting the families of fallen officers.  Numerous officers have tragically lost their lives recently and this skate between the Warriors and the DPD will serve to honor their lives and to raise money for the families left behind. Please join us in supporting the families of the fallen, as the Michigan Warriors face off against the DPD Hockey team on January 7th, 2017. Evening activities include raffles, 50/50, silent auctions, and chuck-a-puck, as well as special presentations by the Michigan Warriors. All proceeds go to the families of fallen officers.

January 8, 2017

Open Heart Yoga & Henna

Location :: Eastern Market Wellness Center, 1345 Division St., Suite 201, Detroit
Time :: 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Cost :: See website for details

As the New Year approaches, we start to manifest deep self-reflection from the years past and set our hearts intention for the year to come. Join yoga instructor Rachel Vurpillat + Monique Herzig of Alchemy Henna for an intimate evening event at Eastern Market Wellness Center.  PLEASE BRING:
Please bring a yoga mat, blanket and/or blocks if preferred and loose fitting shoes/socks for easy wearing home and care of the henna. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!

Plymouth Comic Con

Location :: Plymouth – Ann Arbor Elks 325, 41700 Ann Arbor Rd. E, Plymouth
Time :: 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Cost :: $3.00 per person or $10.00 for a family 5 pack

The first ever Plymouth Comic Con!  Over 45 tables of comic books, Funco Pops, action figures, original art, local publishers and more!!!

Plymouth Ice Festival

Location :: Downtown Plymouth
Time :: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Cost :: See website for details

January 6th-8th marks the 35th annual Plymouth Ice Festival in downtown Plymouth. Come witness as Kellogg Park is transformed into a magical winter wonderland of icy fun for the whole family! Professional ice sculptures can be seen throughout downtown and are available for viewing 24 hours during the festival. Nightly entertainment, interactive ice sculptures, dueling chainsaw competition and live ice carving exhibits are just some of the activities that can be seen during the festival. So bundle up, grab a cup of hot chocolate and come visit downtown Plymouth for the ice festival.

 

 

January 9, 2017

Operation Goodie Bag: National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Location :: Farmington Community Library, Farmington Branch, 23500 Liberty St., Farmington
Time :: 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Cost :: Free to attend

Drop in today to say thanks to our local public safety officers for everything they’ve done to keep us safe this past year – and especially during the holidays! All ages are invited to come in and decorate bags to be filled with snacks and treats which will be delivered to Farmington and Farmington Hills police and fire departments.

January 10, 2017

PAWS for Reading!

Location :: Sterling Heights Public Library, 40255 Dodge Park, Sterliong Heights
Time 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Cost :: Registration is required

Children and pets have a special bond because animals do not judge or interrupt a reader. Practice your reading individually with a trained therapy dog and her trainer in the library’s storytime room!

Preschool Story Time

Location :: Allen Park Public Library, 8100 Allen Rd., Allen Park
Time :: 1:00 p.m.
Cost :: Free to attend but registration is required

Participation from independent 3-5 year olds – while the parents and caregivers wait in the library!  Call to register!!

Little Critters: Awesome Opossum

Location :: Howell Nature Center, 1005 Triangle Lake Rd., Howell
Time :: 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.Cost :: $6 per child, limit of 4 children per adult. 

Learn about how North America’s only marsupial is pouches of fun! Connect with your “little critter” through nature. We’ll enjoy crafts, songs and stories about your favorite Howell Nature Center residents.

January 11, 2017

Toddler Story Time

Location :: Allen Park Public Library, 8100 Allen Rd., Allen Park
Time :: 10:30 a.m.
Cost :: Free to attend but registration is required

For ages 2-3 plus a parent to oversee.  Quiet or immobile infants are invited with a registered 2-3 year old and parent.

Mom & Me Wednesdays

Location :: Stage Nature Center, 6685 Coolidge Hwy., Troy
Time :: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Cost :: Contact Stage Nature Center for details.

Looking for a fun indoor activity for you & your kids during the winter months? Tired of busy, expensive indoor children’s play places where you chase down your toddlers then entire time? If your answer is yes to these questions, then we have a wonderful solution for you this winter! Join us for Mom & Me Wednesdays during January and February at the Stage Nature Center for a stress-free indoor activity 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. Parents are invited to sit back and relax with your babe in arms, or complimentary hot tea while your toddler plays in one of our activity areas. You will have an opportunity to mingle with other families who also enjoy the wonderful things that Stage Nature Center has to offer during the winter months!

Food Truck Rally

Location :: Royal Oak Farmers Market, 316 E. 11 Mile Rd., Royal Oak
Time :: 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Cost :: Free admission

A collection of Michigan’s finest food trucks come together at the Royal Oak Farmers Market every 2nd Wednesday of each month. Enjoy great food, live music, and more entertainment.

Benefits of Essential Oils

Location :: Mt. Clemens Public Library, 150 Cass Ave., Mt. Clemens
Time :: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Cost :: $5.00

“Benefits of Essential Oils” with Advanced Master Gardener Karen Burke. What you need to know about essential oils: what they are, how do you use them, and are they safe? And, what not to do. You can come and watch Karen prepare, or you can purchase, for a nominal fee, a “hands-on kit” for class and/or take home.

January 12, 2017

Ladies Night Out @ Lole Rochester

Location :: Lole Rochester, 1266 Walton Blvd., Rochester
Time :: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Cost :: Free admission

Let’s celebrate that we survived the holidays and have one night to enjoy ourselves! Our new Spring Collection will be available to preview as well as a Stella & Dot Trunk Show! Of course we will have wine and light snacks plus a few more suprises! Let us know you are coming to stay up to date with all the details!

Mario Kart @ The Library

Location :: The Farmington Community Library, 23500 Liberty St., Farmington
Time :: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Cost :: Free to attend but registration is required

Rule the road! Grab your friends and challenge them to a high speed race night with Mario Kart 8. Snacks and prizes. Feel free to bring your own controller or Nintendo 3DS (make sure you have full batteries!) Registration is required, as space is limited.

January 13, 2017

Books & Bounces (Age 6-18 months)

Location :: Dearborn Public Library, Henry Ford Centennial Branch, 16301 Michigan Ave., Dearborn
Time :: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Cost :: Free to attend but registration might be required

Babies with a caregiver can enjoy their first storytime with books, songs, and playtime. One caregiver per child is recommended. Registration required.

Owl Prowl

Location :: Stage Nature Center, 6685 Coolidge Hwy., Troy
Time :: 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Cost :: $5-$6

Have you heard the trill and whinny of the Eastern Screech-Owl or the deep, soft hoot of the Great Horned Owl? Join us as we immerse ourselves into the nighttime world of the owl and discover what makes them so unique. Together we will brave the cold and prowl the trails to listen and look for these elusive raptors that call the grounds of the Stage Nature Center home. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult.

January 14, 2017

North American International Auto Show

Location :: Cobo Arena, 1 Washington Blvd., Detroit
Time :: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Cost :: Adults: $13 per person, Seniors: $7 (65 and older) Children: $7 (7-12 years old; 6 and under free with a parent or guardian)
PLEASE NOTE: Every child in a school group must have a ticket to enter the show

Experience the next generation of transportation at the North American International Auto Show 2017. See more than 750 vehicles on display representing the most innovative designs in the world, and experience North America’s largest and most prestigious automotive showcase.

Auto Show 5k 2017

Location :: Joe Louis Arena, 19 Steve Yzerman Drive, Detroit
Time :: 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Cost :: See event page here for details.

5K run/walk in conjunction with the North American International Auto Show

January 15, 2017

North American International Auto Show

Location :: Cobo Arena, 1 Washington Blvd., Detroit
Time :: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Cost :: Adults: $13 per person, Seniors: $7 (65 and older) Children: $7 (7-12 years old; 6 and under free with a parent or guardian)
PLEASE NOTE: Every child in a school group must have a ticket to enter the show

Experience the next generation of transportation at the North American International Auto Show 2017. See more than 750 vehicles on display representing the most innovative designs in the world, and experience North America’s largest and most prestigious automotive showcase.

January 16, 2017

MLK Day Crafts

Location :: Farmington Community Library, 32737 Twelve Mile Rd., Farmington Hills
Time :: 1:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Cost :: Free to attend

 Join us in making crafts celebrating the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

MLK Jr. Service Day

Location :: Royal Oak High School, 1500 Lexington Blvd., Royal Oak (other locations as well – see site for details)
Time :: 7:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Cost :: Free to attend

Join the communities of Berkley and Royal Oak in honoring the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a day of service. The event kicks off with breakfast followed by a keynote address by Dr. Faith Fowler, the executive director of Detroit-based Cass Community Social Services.
Participants are encouraged to participate in both on- and off-site service projects. (See link above for details)

MLK Jr. Bring the Dream to Life Family Day

Location :: Detroit Historical Museum, 5401 Woodward Ave., Detroit
Time :: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Cost :: Free

Scheduled activities include:
– Children’s activities, including planning a dinner with Dr. King and making your own Martin Luther King, Jr. coloring and activity book.
– Presentation on Detroit’s Historic Conant Garden neighborhood by Orlin Jones and a dance performance by Alnur African Drum and Dance troupe.
– Poetry “open mic” for compositions on the theme “the spirit of Dr. King” with hosts Thomas Williams and One Single Rose.
– Cupcakes and singing of Stevie Wonder’s “Happy Birthday” at 3:30 p.m., followed by “We Shall Overcome.”

North American International Auto Show

Location :: Cobo Arena, 1 Washington Blvd., Detroit
Time :: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Cost :: Adults: $13 per person, Seniors: $7 (65 and older) Children: $7 (7-12 years old; 6 and under free with a parent or guardian)
PLEASE NOTE: Every child in a school group must have a ticket to enter the show

Experience the next generation of transportation at the North American International Auto Show 2017. See more than 750 vehicles on display representing the most innovative designs in the world, and experience North America’s largest and most prestigious automotive showcase.

January 17, 2017

PAWS for Reading!

Location :: Sterling Heights Public Library, 40255 Dodge Park, Sterliong Heights
Time 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Cost :: Registration is required

Children and pets have a special bond because animals do not judge or interrupt a reader. Practice your reading individually with a trained therapy dog and her trainer in the library’s storytime room!

Preschool Story Time

Location :: Allen Park Public Library, 8100 Allen Rd., Allen Park
Time :: 1:00 p.m.
Cost :: Free to attend but registration is required

Participation from independent 3-5 year olds – while the parents and caregivers wait in the library!  Call to register!!

North American International Auto Show

Location :: Cobo Arena, 1 Washington Blvd., Detroit
Time :: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Cost :: Adults: $13 per person, Seniors: $7 (65 and older) Children: $7 (7-12 years old; 6 and under free with a parent or guardian)
PLEASE NOTE: Every child in a school group must have a ticket to enter the show

Experience the next generation of transportation at the North American International Auto Show 2017. See more than 750 vehicles on display representing the most innovative designs in the world, and experience North America’s largest and most prestigious automotive showcase.

January 18, 2017

Families and Jammies!

Location :: Sterling Heights Public Library, 40255 Dodge Park, Sterling Heights
Time :: 6:30 p.m.
Cost :: Registration is required

Spend time as a family with stories, rhymes, activities, and crafts. Children are encouraged to wear their pajamas, but it’s not required. This program is designed for ages 1-7.

Toddler Story Time

Location :: Allen Park Public Library, 8100 Allen Rd., Allen Park
Time :: 10:30 a.m.
Cost :: Free to attend but registration is required

For ages 2-3 plus a parent to oversee.  Quiet or immobile infants are invited with a registered 2-3 year old and parent.

Busy Bags (Ages 3-5 with a caregiver)

Location :: Dearborn Public Library, Henry Ford Centennial Branch, 16301 Michigan Ave., Dearborn
Time :: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Cost :: Free to attend but registration is required

Children enjoy a play date while adults create busy bags to take home. Space is limited. Registration required. Registration begins Wednesday, January 4.

Mom & Me Wednesdays

Location :: Stage Nature Center, 6685 Coolidge Hwy., Troy
Time :: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Cost :: Contact Stage Nature Center for details.

Looking for a fun indoor activity for you & your kids during the winter months? Tired of busy, expensive indoor children’s play places where you chase down your toddlers then entire time? If your answer is yes to these questions, then we have a wonderful solution for you this winter! Join us for Mom & Me Wednesdays during January and February at the Stage Nature Center for a stress-free indoor activity 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. Parents are invited to sit back and relax with your babe in arms, or complimentary hot tea while your toddler plays in one of our activity areas. You will have an opportunity to mingle with other families who also enjoy the wonderful things that Stage Nature Center has to offer during the winter months!

North American International Auto Show

Location :: Cobo Arena, 1 Washington Blvd., Detroit
Time :: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Cost :: Adults: $13 per person, Seniors: $7 (65 and older) Children: $7 (7-12 years old; 6 and under free with a parent or guardian)
PLEASE NOTE: Every child in a school group must have a ticket to enter the show

Experience the next generation of transportation at the North American International Auto Show 2017. See more than 750 vehicles on display representing the most innovative designs in the world, and experience North America’s largest and most prestigious automotive showcase.

January 19, 2017

Do-It-HERself Build a Nightstand Workshop

Location :: The Home Depot, ((47950 Grand River Ave., Novi)) ((25879 Hoover Rd., Warren)) ((5951 Mercury Drive, Dearborn))
Check the Home Depot website to see if a location near you offers this workshop on this date!
Time :: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Cost :: Free to attend

Learn to build Night Stand. Join our workshop and let our associate show you how to use a jigsaw, nailer and other carpenter?s tools to cut and craft a double-drawer night stand using one of our popular storage items, the wood crate. Then, let our associate walk you through ideas for personalizing your project with stain, paint or stencils. The Home Depot workshops are designed to provide mix of associate led instruction, demonstration, and some hands-on learning. Materials can be purchased to make your own project at home.

Pete’s Dragon

Location :: Allen Park Public Library, 8100 Allen Rd., Allen Park
Time :: 4:00 p.m.Cost :: Free to attend

Come watch this beloved children’s movie with your littles!  As long as they can site quietly, they are welcome!  Snacks will be provided.

North American International Auto Show

Location :: Cobo Arena, 1 Washington Blvd., Detroit
Time :: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Cost :: Adults: $13 per person, Seniors: $7 (65 and older) Children: $7 (7-12 years old; 6 and under free with a parent or guardian)
PLEASE NOTE: Every child in a school group must have a ticket to enter the show

Experience the next generation of transportation at the North American International Auto Show 2017. See more than 750 vehicles on display representing the most innovative designs in the world, and experience North America’s largest and most prestigious automotive showcase.

January 20, 2017

Books & Bounces (Age 6-18 months)

Location :: Dearborn Public Library, Henry Ford Centennial Branch, 16301 Michigan Ave., Dearborn
Time :: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Cost :: Free to attend but registration might be required

Babies with a caregiver can enjoy their first storytime with books, songs, and playtime. One caregiver per child is recommended. Registration required.

Inside Out with Dan the Creature Man

Location :: Costick Center, 28600 Eleven Mile Rd., Farmington Hills
Time :: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Cost :: $13 per person, $8 resident discount

Spend an evening OUTSIDE- INSIDE, as we bring the great outdoors inside. Enjoy a picnic dinner of deli sandwiches and worm dirt pudding. Dan the Creature Man from The Little Creatures Co. will be presenting a hands-on program featuring healthy exotic animals at 7pm. The event also includes indoor nature hikes, hands-on nature activities, animal furs, and fun bouncer. Learn to cast a fishing pole, shoot a bow, and much more! This is an event the entire family will enjoy!

North American International Auto Show

Location :: Cobo Arena, 1 Washington Blvd., Detroit
Time :: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Cost :: Adults: $13 per person, Seniors: $7 (65 and older) Children: $7 (7-12 years old; 6 and under free with a parent or guardian)
PLEASE NOTE: Every child in a school group must have a ticket to enter the show

Experience the next generation of transportation at the North American International Auto Show 2017. See more than 750 vehicles on display representing the most innovative designs in the world, and experience North America’s largest and most prestigious automotive showcase.

January 21, 2017

Snowfest

Location :: Howell Nature Center, 1005 Triangle Lake Rd., Howell
Time :: 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Cost :: Adults $10.00, Children $8.00

Come beat the “winter blahs” and injoy outdor sports, indoor sports, wildlife presentations, zip lining and much 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 Wild Winter activities are included in the price of 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.

Swan Lake

Location :: Macomb Center for the Performing Arts
Time :: 2:00 p.m.
Cost :: $43-$58

Prepare to be mesmerized by the Russian National Ballet Theatre’s stunning rendition of Swan Lake. The world’s great love story offers an unforgettable evening of ballet, telling the story of Prince Siegfried and Princess Odette, who is cursed by evil sorcerer Von Rothbart to take the form of a swan by day and stay a maiden at night. Von Rothbart sends Odile, the black swan, to entice Siegfried and to keep Siegfried and Odette apart so his spell on Odette cannot be broken. Stylish choreography and masterful storytelling make Swan Lake one of the most beautiful ballets and a delight for the entire family!

North American International Auto Show

Location :: Cobo Arena, 1 Washington Blvd., Detroit
Time :: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Cost :: Adults: $13 per person, Seniors: $7 (65 and older) Children: $7 (7-12 years old; 6 and under free with a parent or guardian)
PLEASE NOTE: Every child in a school group must have a ticket to enter the show

Experience the next generation of transportation at the North American International Auto Show 2017. See more than 750 vehicles on display representing the most innovative designs in the world, and experience North America’s largest and most prestigious automotive showcase.

January 22, 2017

North American International Auto Show

Location :: Cobo Arena, 1 Washington Blvd., Detroit
Time :: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Cost :: Adults: $13 per person, Seniors: $7 (65 and older) Children: $7 (7-12 years old; 6 and under free with a parent or guardian)
PLEASE NOTE: Every child in a school group must have a ticket to enter the show

Experience the next generation of transportation at the North American International Auto Show 2017. See more than 750 vehicles on display representing the most innovative designs in the world, and experience North America’s largest and most prestigious automotive showcase.

January 24, 2017

PAWS for Reading!

Location :: Sterling Heights Public Library, 40255 Dodge Park, Sterliong Heights
Time 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Cost :: Registration is required

Children and pets have a special bond because animals do not judge or interrupt a reader. Practice your reading individually with a trained therapy dog and her trainer in the library’s storytime room!

Preschool Story Time

Location :: Allen Park Public Library, 8100 Allen Rd., Allen Park
Time :: 1:00 p.m.
Cost :: Free to attend but registration is required

Participation from independent 3-5 year olds – while the parents and caregivers wait in the library!  Call to register!!

January 25, 2017

Toddler Story Time

Location :: Allen Park Public Library, 8100 Allen Rd., Allen Park
Time :: 10:30 a.m.
Cost :: Free to attend but registration is required

For ages 2-3 plus a parent to oversee.  Quiet or immobile infants are invited with a registered 2-3 year old and parent.

Mom & Me Wednesdays

Location :: Stage Nature Center, 6685 Coolidge Hwy., Troy
Time :: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Cost :: Contact Stage Nature Center for details.

Looking for a fun indoor activity for you & your kids during the winter months? Tired of busy, expensive indoor children’s play places where you chase down your toddlers then entire time? If your answer is yes to these questions, then we have a wonderful solution for you this winter! Join us for Mom & Me Wednesdays during January and February at the Stage Nature Center for a stress-free indoor activity 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. Parents are invited to sit back and relax with your babe in arms, or complimentary hot tea while your toddler plays in one of our activity areas. You will have an opportunity to mingle with other families who also enjoy the wonderful things that Stage Nature Center has to offer during the winter months!

January 26, 2017

BFG: The BFG

Location :: Allen Park Public Library, 8100 Allen Rd., Allen Park
Time :: 4:00 p.m.
Cost :: Free to attend

Come enjoy this wonderful children’s movie! No registration required.  Free snacks for everyone.  All ages – as long as they can sit quietly.

January 27, 2017

Port Huron Chillyfest

Location :: McMorran Place, 701 Mcmorran Blvd Port Huron, MI 48060
Time :: All Day
Cost :: See website for details

This wintery event offers ice sculptures, scavenger hunts, a chili competition, bed races and live entertainment!  Fun for the whole family!

Michigan Mammals

Location :: Stage Nature Center, 6685 Coolidge Hwy., Troy
Time :: 7:00 -8:00 p.m.
Cost :: $10 per person

Come and view live mammals in a program presented by a naturalist from the Howell Nature Center. This presentation highlights the variety of mammals that reside in Michigan and the habitats in which they are found. Some of the live mammals may include groundhog, opossum, flying squirrel, porcupine or mink. A selection of study skins and skulls will also be available for observation. This is a family program; children must be accompanied by an adult. Each person participating must enroll and pay the fee.

Saline Winterfest

Location :: Downtown Saline
Time :: See website for details
Cost :: See website for details

There will be 35+ indoor and 10+ outdoor activities scattered among 20+ locations in the 4 blocks of Downtown Saline. This will be fun for the whole family; kids, teens, adults, and grandparents! There will be something for everyone from mild to WILD! Winterfest excitement starts in December with the button sale and some contests.

Owl Nights

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

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

January 28, 2017

Books & Bounces (Age 6-18 months)

Location :: Dearborn Public Library, Henry Ford Centennial Branch, 16301 Michigan Ave., Dearborn
Time :: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Cost :: Free to attend but registration might be required

Babies with a caregiver can enjoy their first storytime with books, songs, and playtime. One caregiver per child is recommended. Registration required.

SMART Saturdays

Location :: Farmington Public Library, Main Branch, 32737 Twelve Mile Rd., Farmington Hills
Time :: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Cost :: Free to attend

We will focus on Science, Math, Art, Reading, or Technology with a book and/or presentation and activities.
January 28: Floatation-Why did the Titanic sink?

Monster Jam

Location :: Ford Field, 2000 Brush St., Detroit
Time :: 7:00 p.m.
Cost :: Tickets starting at $15

NEA, Grave Digger driven by Charlie Pauken, El Toro Loco, Dragon driven by Scott Liddycoat, Metal Mulisha driven by Todd LeDuc, Alien Invasion driven by Chad Tingler, VP Racing Fuels’ Mad Scientist driven by Lee O’Donnell, Storm Damage driven by Tim Mente, Hurricane Force driven by Steven Thompson, Big Kahuna driven by Shane England, Fatal Attraction driven by Jeff Murphy.

Saline Winterfest

Location :: Downtown Saline
Time :: See website for details
Cost :: See website for details

There will be 35+ indoor and 10+ outdoor activities scattered among 20+ locations in the 4 blocks of Downtown Saline. This will be fun for the whole family; kids, teens, adults, and grandparents! There will be something for everyone from mild to WILD! Winterfest excitement starts in December with the button sale and some contests.

January 29, 2017

PoHo Hot Cocoa 10 Mile, 10K, 5K and Kids Mile

Location :: SC4 Fieldhouse, 400 Erie St., Port Huron
Time :: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Cost :: $15-$35 (price increases after 12/31)

Join us for the 6th annual PoHo Hot Cocoa Event presented by Farm Bureau Insurance! The race course winds through historic downtown Port Huron and along the St. Clair River with a beautiful view of the Blue Water Bridge. This year’s event features a 10 mile, 10K, 5K and Kid’s Mile. Every participant will receive a Brooks Podium long sleeve tech shirt and every participant will receive a PoHo Hot Cocoa medal at the finish! The Health & Wellness Expo and Packet Pickup will be Saturday January 28th at SC4 Fieldhouse (400 Erie St. Port Huron, MI 48060) from 10AM-6PM. Proceeds from PoHo Hot Cocoa will be donated to benefit the Port Huron City Police CAPTURE program and the Port Huron Recreation Department.
New this year is the SC4 Tower Sprint! Runners will have an opportunity to stretch their legs at the Health & Wellness Expo by experiencing a vertical challenge climb up the 150’ SC4 Tower for a very unique and beautiful view of the Blue Water Area. The fastest runners to climb the 188 steps in each division will also receive a free pair of running shoes courtesy of Elite Feet.

January 31, 2017

PAWS for Reading!

Location :: Sterling Heights Public Library, 40255 Dodge Park, Sterliong Heights
Time 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Cost :: Registration is required

Children and pets have a special bond because animals do not judge or interrupt a reader. Practice your reading individually with a trained therapy dog and her trainer in the library’s storytime room!

Talk & Play with Toddlers

Location :: Sterling Heights Public Library, 40255 Dodge Park, Sterling Heights
Time :: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Cost :: Registration is required

Join us for a non-structured program where sensory bins, puzzles, crafts, and toys are provided for your little ones while coffee and tea are provided for you! It’s a great opportunity to sit and chat while the kids play freely! All ages are welcome with a caregiver.

Preschool Story Time

Location :: Allen Park Public Library, 8100 Allen Rd., Allen Park
Time :: 1:00 p.m.
Cost :: Free to attend but registration is required

Participation from independent 3-5 year olds – while the parents and caregivers wait in the library!  Call to register!!

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