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A Detroit Mom’s Guide to March

We’re almost to Spring, mamas!  It’s been an interesting winter, that’s for sure. The weather has been so unpredictable!  Here’s one thing you can count on – our guide to the month of March!  We added events that promise to be fun for the whole family!  If we missed an event that you’d like to see added please let us know!  We want to hear from you!

March 1, 2017

Families and Jammies

Location :: Sterling Heights Public Library, 40255 Dodge Park, Sterling Heights
Time :: 6:30 p.m.
Cost :: Free to attend

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.

2017 Yoga at the Joe

Location :: Joe Louis Arena, 19 Steve Yzerman Drive, Detroit
Time :: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Cost :: $27 per person

Be a part of history as we say Farewell to The Joe and join us for Yoga on the Horizon League Basketball Court. Registration includes a free tank top, the yoga class and a raffle entry for a Red Wings-signed yoga mat and more!

March 2, 2017

Family Game Night

Location :: Southgate Veterans Memorial Library, 14680 Dix Toledo Rd., Southgate
Time :: 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Cost :: Free to attend

Come with the whole family and find age-appropriate board games to play together!

March 3, 2017

Family Game Night

Location :: Ann Arbor Public Library Westgate  Branch, 2503 Jackson Ave., Ann Arbor
Time :: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Cost :: Free to attend but registration might be necessary

Come play some fun board games with your whole family!  Intended for kindergartners up to adults!

What’s Up? Your Guide to the Night Sky

Location :: The Michigan Science Center, 5020 John R St., Detroit
Time :: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Cost :: See website for admission information

What’s Up? Your Guide to the Night Sky features the constellations, stars and planets in the current sky along with information on the impact of light pollution on our view of the night sky and our place in the Milky Way.

Free First Friday at Cranbrook

Location :: Cranbrook Institute of Science, 39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills
Time :: 5:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Cost :: Free

Courtesy of the MASCO Corporation Foundation, admission to the Institute of Science is free after 5 pm the first Friday of each month through June 2017. Join us for a free evening of science fun! The Café and Observatory are open, and planetarium shows are offered at an additional charge.

Princesses & Heroes

Location :: Costick Center, 28600 Eleven Mile Rd., Farmington Hills
Time :: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Cost :: Residents $10 per person, non-residents $15 per person

Dress up your favorite little princess or super hero for a night of fun and adventure for the whole family. Activities include dancing, crafts, bouncer, music and more. The Busch’s Fresh Food Market dinner includes: hot dogs, mac & cheese, snacks, and drinks. You will have a chance to meet a real princess and superhero! Register early – this event sells out!

MJ Live – Michael Jackson Tribute

Location :: Fox Theater, 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit
Time :: 7:30 p.m.
Cost :: See website for details

Fans will relive the energy, excitement, spectacle and pure joy of Michael Jackson and his music while they sing along to some of the legendary superstar’s biggest hits including “Bad,” “Billie Jean,” “Beat It,” “Dangerous,” “Smooth Criminal,” “Black & White,” “I Want You Back” and many others backed by the MJ Live band and mega talented dancers.

STOMP

Location :: Macomb Community College Center for the Performing Arts, 44575 Garfield Rd., Clinton Township
Time :: 8:00 p.m.
Cost :: $25 – $55 per person, see website for details

STOMP is explosive, inventive, provocative, witty, and utterly unique—an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments – matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps – to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. Year after year, audiences worldwide keep coming back for more of this pulse-pounding, electrifying show. As the Boston Globe says, “If you haven’t seen STOMP, GO! If you have seen it, take someone and share the pleasure!” STOMP. See what all the noise is about.

March 4, 2017

Moana Storytime and Craft

Location :: Ann Arbor Public Library Downtown Branch, 343 South Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor
Time :: 1:00 p.m.
Cost :: Free to attend but registration might be necessary

Celebrate the newest Disney princess with Polynesian-themed stories and a craft to match! Intended for preschoolers through grade 3!

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday!

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

Our special guest reader, Mr. Josh Schu, Adult Librarian, will read his favorite Dr. Seuss books. Afterwards, we will have games, crafts and birthday cake! Fun for all ages! No registration needed.

March is Reading Month: Meet Local Author Jamie Ruthenberg

Location :: DNR Outdoor Adventure Center, 1801 Atwater St., Detroit
Time :: 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Cost :: See website for admission details

Teen Game Time (Grades 7-12)

Location :: Henry Ford Centennial Library, 16301 Michigan Ave., Dearborn
Time :: 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Cost :: Free to attend

Zumba Party in the Park

Location :: Summit on the Park, 46000 Summit Pkwy, Canton
Time :: 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Cost :: $5 per person

Join your favorite instructors for our Fall Zumba Party! This high-energy format infuses Latin and International music into a dynamic fitness workout. This special 90-minute party will include some of your favorite dances, as well as some new beats.

Zehnder’s Fairytale Princess Lunch & Show

Location :: Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth, 730 S Main St., Frankenmuth
Time :: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Cost :: $37 per child, $42 per adult – which includes tax, tip and entertainment

Join us for Zehnder’s popular Fairytale Princess Lunch and Show! Starting at 11 am, Meet and greet Cinderella with an individual photo opportunity with a photo souvenir to take home, enjoy a Chicken Luncheon with a special dessert and gift and enjoy a 45 minute show where Cinderella takes you on a magical journey that features some of Disney’s best loved songs and includes audience participation. Includes door prizes.

Sink or Float?  Titanic STEM Thursdays

Location :: Sloan Museum, 1221 E Kearsley St., Flint
Time :: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Cost :: $9 – $10 per person

Have fun with density and buoyancy! Make predictions and find out which types of objects will sink or float. Learn how to stack a rainbow of liquids while investigating density. Ages 7+

STOMP

Location :: Macomb Community College Center for the Performing Arts, 44575 Garfield Rd., Clinton Township
Time :: 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Cost :: $25 – $55 per person, see website for details

STOMP is explosive, inventive, provocative, witty, and utterly unique—an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments – matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps – to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. Year after year, audiences worldwide keep coming back for more of this pulse-pounding, electrifying show. As the Boston Globe says, “If you haven’t seen STOMP, GO! If you have seen it, take someone and share the pleasure!” STOMP. See what all the noise is about.

March 6, 2017

Dance Your Fanny Off!

Location :: Canton Public Library, 1200 S. Canton Center Rd., Canton
Time :: 10:00 a.m.
Cost :: Free to attend but registration might be necessary

Enjoy a half hour of tunes that will make you want to grab a dance partner and get on your feet. Intended particularly for new walkers up to 5 years old, dancing is a great way to have some fun and build gross motor skills.

Pizza and Pages: Teen Book Club

Location :: Sterling Heights Public Library, 40255 Dodge Park Rd., Sterling Heights
Time :: 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Cost :: Free to attend

Are you a teen that loves to read? Join our Teen Librarian and your fellow book-lovers for our brand new Teen Book Club: Pizza & Pages! Come hang out, talk about books, and eat pizza with your friends! We will be discussing Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper. Contact the library to reserve a copy of the book!

March 7, 2017

Make Your Own Play Dough

Location :: Ferndale Public Library, 222 E. West Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale
Time :: 6:00 and 6:30 p.m.
Cost :: Free to attend but space is limited and registration is required

All ages can attend!

March 9, 2017

Stress Reducing Relaxation Stations

Location :: Ann Arbor Public Library Downtown Branch, 343 South Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor
Time :: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Cost :: Free to attend but registration might be required

Adults only!  Perfect for moms who need time away!!Looking for ways to self-sooth and relax away your troubles?

Join us for a mellow time coloring, connecting dots, doing jigsaw puzzles, and playing with new Play-Doh that’s not dried out. Enjoy having time to yourself.

We’ll have mellow music and a series of activities to drop in and try. Spend the entire time coloring or move from station to station.

Soapmaking Workshop

Location :: Mimi LaRou Designs, 28063 Gratiot, Roseville
Time :: 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Cost :: $40 per person

Introduction to Cold Process Soapmaking will teach participants how to make handmade soap with simple ingredients and little equipment. During this three-hour class we will make a batch of soap and cover:

• A brief history of soapmaking
• Safety gear and precautions
• Basic cold process chemistry
• Ingredient selection and storage
• How to create your own recipes
• How to cut, cure and store soaps

Each participant will leave with a bar of soap and a resource guide to help continue the adventure at home! Wear a long sleeved shirt and closed toed shoes.

March 10, 2017

What’s Up? Your Guide to the Night Sky

Location :: The Michigan Science Center, 5020 John R St., Detroit
Time :: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Cost :: See website for admission information

What’s Up? Your Guide to the Night Sky features the constellations, stars and planets in the current sky along with information on the impact of light pollution on our view of the night sky and our place in the Milky Way.

Sports Card & Collectible Show

Location :: Gibraltar Trade Center, 237 N River Rd., Mount Clemens
Time :: 12:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Cost :: Pay for parking, admission free

The Sports Cards Antiques & Collectibles Show has a variety of vendors that buy and sell sports cards, non-sports cards, autographed memorabilia, lithographs, action figures, racing collectibles, old & rare books, pattern glass, reference books, porcelain, toys, movie items, china, pottery, silver, jewelry and much more. The shows take place indoors in our 60,000 sq. ft. show area.

March 11, 2017

2017 Free Children’s Spring Film Festival: Trolls!

Location :: MJR Theaters – check the website for your local MJR theater’s participation
Time :: Showtimes will be announced on March 7
Cost :: Free for children!

Come see the movie Trolls!  Free for children under 12 up to theater capacity.  Adult tickets $1 and are available the day of the show only.

2017 Oakland County St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Location :: Downtown Royal Oak
Time :: 11:30 a.m.
Cost :: Free to attend

The 2017 Oakland County St. Patrick’s Day Parade rolls down Washington Avenue on Saturday, March 11 beginning at 11:30 a.m. The parade is a great family event and one of the largest parades in Oakland County.

Maple Tapping and Pancake Feast 2017

Location :: MSU Tollgate Farm and Education Center, 28115 Meadowbrook Rd., Novi
Time :: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Cost :: $15 per adult, $12 per child 3-12, Free for children 2 and under

Identify and tap a maple tree, tour the sugar shack and watch sap turn to syrup, take a wagon ride, taste maple syrup, and tackle historical tools! Prior to the 2-hour program, enjoy a pancake celebration in the historic, 19th-century barn. Pancakes, coffee, cocoa, sausages, hash browns and of course, real maple syrup will be provided!

Eat your fill of yummy food and grab a cup of coffee 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. before your 2-hour program. Enjoy entertainment in the 19th century barn while you eat and relax.

Need to sleep in? Join us at 12 p.m. for a pancake lunch before heading out to the sugar bush at 1 p.m.

Sports Card & Collectible Show

Location :: Gibraltar Trade Center, 237 N River Rd., Mount Clemens
Time :: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Cost :: Pay for parking, admission free

The Sports Cards Antiques & Collectibles Show has a variety of vendors that buy and sell sports cards, non-sports cards, autographed memorabilia, lithographs, action figures, racing collectibles, old & rare books, pattern glass, reference books, porcelain, toys, movie items, china, pottery, silver, jewelry and much more. The shows take place indoors in our 60,000 sq. ft. show area.

March 12, 2017

2017 Free Children’s Spring Film Festival: Trolls!

Location :: MJR Theaters – check the website for your local MJR theater’s participation
Time :: Showtimes will be announced on March 7
Cost :: Free for children!

Come see the movie Trolls!  Free for children under 12 up to theater capacity.  Adult tickets $1 and are available the day of the show only.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade and 5K/races

Location :: Corktown, 2000 Michigan Ave., Detroit
Time :: Beginning at 7:00 a.m.
Cost :: Free to attend but check website for race registration information

Perhaps one of Michigan’s most renowned St. Patrick’s Day events is Detroit’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. This family-friendly event is sure to entertain all who attend with the various floats. The parade route is on Michigan Avenue through historic Corktown. If you’re planning to go, it may be a good idea to arrive a bit early for the best vantage point.

 

Shamrocks & Shenanigans 5K run/walk and Kids Walk

Location :: Conor O’Neill’s Irish Pub, 318 S Main St., Ann Arbor
Time :: 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Cost :: See website for details

A fun run around downtown Ann Arbor with GREAT swag to support an AWESOME cause. Shamrocks and Shenanigans benefits Save A Heart, an organization that raises funds to benefit patients and their families at the Michigan Congenital Heart Center at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. All entries include custom t-shirt and finisher medal! Overall awards for top male & female in the 5k, based on gun time. Age group awards 3 deep in all 5 year age groups for the 5k, based on chip time! Kids’ 1K Dash also receives a custom t-shirt, medal and ice cream at the finish!

Pete the Cat

Location :: The Michigan Theater, 603 E Liberty St., Ann Arbor
Time :: 1:30 p.m.
Cost :: Tickets start at $12 per person

When Pete the Cat gets caught rocking out after bedtime, the cat-catcher sends him to live with the Biddle family to learn his manners – and boy are they square! But for the groovy blue cat, life is an adventure no matter where you wind up.

43rd Annual Maple Festival

Location :: Cranbrook Institute of Science, 39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills
Time :: 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Cost :: See website for details

One of the Institute’s most popular annual events, Maple Festival immerses the visitor in all things related to the maple sugaring process, what Native Americans called sinzibukwud. In addition to maple-themed snacks, guests are invited to learn about the science of maple syrup production, listen to the story of sugaring in Colonial North America, and taste the pure sweetness of homemade maple candy. Craft stations and hands-on table top activities, timed planetarium shows, and self-guided walks to the Sugarin’ Hut will be available. The Science Shop will feature Michigan made maple products to celebrate the day.

Maple Tapping and Pancake Feast 2017

Location :: MSU Tollgate Farm and Education Center, 28115 Meadowbrook Rd., Novi
Time :: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Cost :: $15 per adult, $12 per child 3-12, Free for children 2 and under

Identify and tap a maple tree, tour the sugar shack and watch sap turn to syrup, take a wagon ride, taste maple syrup, and tackle historical tools! Prior to the 2-hour program, enjoy a pancake celebration in the historic, 19th-century barn. Pancakes, coffee, cocoa, sausages, hash browns and of course, real maple syrup will be provided!

Eat your fill of yummy food and grab a cup of coffee 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. before your 2-hour program. Enjoy entertainment in the 19th century barn while you eat and relax.

Need to sleep in? Join us at 12 p.m. for a pancake lunch before heading out to the sugar bush at 1 p.m.

Sports Card & Collectible Show

Location :: Gibraltar Trade Center, 237 N River Rd., Mount Clemens
Time :: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Cost :: Pay for parking, admission free

The Sports Cards Antiques & Collectibles Show has a variety of vendors that buy and sell sports cards, non-sports cards, autographed memorabilia, lithographs, action figures, racing collectibles, old & rare books, pattern glass, reference books, porcelain, toys, movie items, china, pottery, silver, jewelry and much more. The shows take place indoors in our 60,000 sq. ft. show area.

March 15, 2017

Raising a Bilingual Child – A Parent Workshop

Location :: Farmington Public Library, 23500 Farmington
Time :: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Cost :: Free to attend

In this program for adults only, Julie Ogg will discuss the benefits of raising a bilingual child, talk about challenges, and answer questions. Registration is required.

March 16, 2017

Family Game Night

Location :: Southgate Veterans Memorial Library, 14680 Dix Toledo Rd., Southgate
Time :: 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Cost :: Free to attend

Come with the whole family and find age-appropriate games to play together!

Third Thursday Crafts for all ages

Location :: Henry Ford Centennial Library, 16301 Michigan Ave., Dearborn
Time :: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Cost :: Free to attend

Make a windsock to hang in the spring breeze. Younger children may need assistance. Craft available while supplies last. No registration.

March 17, 2017

What’s Up? Your Guide to the Night Sky

Location :: The Michigan Science Center, 5020 John R St., Detroit
Time :: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Cost :: See website for admission information

What’s Up? Your Guide to the Night Sky features the constellations, stars and planets in the current sky along with information on the impact of light pollution on our view of the night sky and our place in the Milky Way.

March 18, 2017

2017 Free Children’s Spring Film Festival: Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life

Location :: MJR Theaters – check the website for your local MJR theater’s participation
Time :: Showtimes will be announced on March 14
Cost :: Free for children!

Come see the movie Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life!  Free for children under 12 up to theater capacity.  Adult tickets $1 and are available the day of the show only.

March is Reading Month: Meet Local Author and Illustrator Gerry Wykes

Location :: DNR Outdoor Adventure Center, 1801 Atwater St., Detroit
Time :: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Cost :: See website for admission details

Local author Gerry Wykes will be here with his recently published children’s book, “A Beaver Tale: The Castors of Conners Creek.” Mr. Wykes will give a lively and informative presentation about the first beaver family to return to the Detroit River in over 100 years, an incredible comeback! Afterwards, Mr. Wykes will be available for book sales and signing.

A Beauty & the Beast Celebration: Part 1

Location :: Barnes & Noble, 2800 S Rochester Rd., Rochester Hills
Time :: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Cost :: Free to attend

Part 1 of 2 two events we will host in honor of Beauty and the Beast. Before you see the new live-action movie, stop by and celebrate the magic of Beauty & the Beast with us! This wonderful and magical event is perfect for all ages.

– Coloring
– Storytime with Beauty
– Costume Contest and Parade with Belle
– Other fun activities!

Maple Syrup Festival

Location :: Wolcott Mills Metropark Historic Center, 64162 Kuntsman Rd., Ray Township
Time :: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Cost :: $5 per adult, $3 per child

Visit stations throughout the park and learn how maple syrup is made. Make a craft, taste test syrup and warm up by the bonfire. The blacksmith shop will be open and working. Maple products and tree tapping kits will be available for purchase. Enjoy pancakes, sausage and real maple syrup throughout the day for an additional $5.

March 19, 2017

2017 Free Children’s Spring Film Festival: Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life

Location :: MJR Theaters – check the website for your local MJR theater’s participation
Time :: Showtimes will be announced on March 14
Cost :: Free for children!

Come see the movie Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life!  Free for children under 12 up to theater capacity.  Adult tickets $1 and are available the day of the show only.

Mother Daughter Tea

Location :: West Bloomfield Family Aquatic Center, 6200 Farmington Rd., West Bloomfield
Time :: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Cost :: $12 per person, $17 per non-resident

Maple Syrup Festival

Location :: Wolcott Mills Metropark Historic Center, 64162 Kuntsman Rd., Ray Township
Time :: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Cost :: $5 per adult, $3 per child

Visit stations throughout the park and learn how maple syrup is made. Make a craft, taste test syrup and warm up by the bonfire. The blacksmith shop will be open and working. Maple products and tree tapping kits will be available for purchase. Enjoy pancakes, sausage and real maple syrup throughout the day for an additional $5.

Storytime Adventure – Chester’s Colorful Easter Eggs

Location :: The Painted Pot, 421 Walnut Blvd., Rochester
Time :: 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Cost :: $20 per project

Join us for a Storytime Adventure! After we read a fun Easter tale, we will create a unique ceramic project. This class is great for all ages! Parents stay with their young artist. Our Story Time Adventure is a story featuring Chester the Easter Bunny who decorates six Easter eggs. He chooses the colors of the rainbow: red, green, yellow, orange, purple, and blue. He then hides them for all his friends to find. On Easter, his friends discover his beautiful eggs and they all celebrate the special day together. Join us as we paint an Easter basket and a colorful Easter egg.

March 22, 2017

Learn to Meditate

Location :: Henry Ford Centennial Library, 16301 Michigan Ave., Dearborn
Time :: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Cost :: Free to attend

The Heartfulness Meditation Program offers a simple set of relaxation and meditation exercises, which when practiced daily, will help restore balance in life, manage stress, better your health, and most of all will lead you to inner calm and peace.

March 23, 2017

Disney on Ice Presents Follow Your Heart

Location :: The Palace of Auburn Hills, 6 Championship Dr., Auburn Hills
Time :: 7:30 p.m.
Cost :: $18 – $78

From Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Fantasia to Toy Story and Frozen, Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart opens up the thrilling world of live entertainment by immersing families in an array of treasured stories. The athleticism of the performers shines through as they embody Rapunzel, Ariel, Tiana and the rest of the Disney Princesses, inspiring children around the world to dream big. The wintery world of Arendelle sets the stage as Olaf and Kristoff help reunite royal sisters Anna and Elsa and learn love is the most powerful magic of all. Audiences will celebrate friendship with Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jessie and more pals from Disney-Pixar’s Toy Story. With Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse leading the way, this new Disney On Ice production will entertain fans of all ages.

March 24, 2017

Disney on Ice Presents Follow Your Heart

Location :: The Palace of Auburn Hills, 6 Championship Dr., Auburn Hills
Time :: 11:00 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Cost :: $18 – $78

From Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Fantasia to Toy Story and Frozen, Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart opens up the thrilling world of live entertainment by immersing families in an array of treasured stories. The athleticism of the performers shines through as they embody Rapunzel, Ariel, Tiana and the rest of the Disney Princesses, inspiring children around the world to dream big. The wintery world of Arendelle sets the stage as Olaf and Kristoff help reunite royal sisters Anna and Elsa and learn love is the most powerful magic of all. Audiences will celebrate friendship with Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jessie and more pals from Disney-Pixar’s Toy Story. With Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse leading the way, this new Disney On Ice production will entertain fans of all ages.

What’s Up? Your Guide to the Night Sky

Location :: The Michigan Science Center, 5020 John R St., Detroit
Time :: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Cost :: See website for admission information

What’s Up? Your Guide to the Night Sky features the constellations, stars and planets in the current sky along with information on the impact of light pollution on our view of the night sky and our place in the Milky Way.

American Girl Slumber Party

Location :: Costick Center, 28600 Eleven Mile Rd., Farmington Hills
Time :: 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Cost :: $12 per resident, $17 per non-resident

American Girl Rain Forest Movie and Dance Party! Bring your favorite doll, and join us for the best movie/ party ever! We will create a craft, then
dance. We’ll watch the movie An American Girl: Lea to the Rescue. The snack will be popcorn and a drink. Registration deadline March 20.

March 25, 2017

2017 Free Children’s Spring Film Festival: STORKS

Location :: MJR Theaters – check the website for your local MJR theater’s participation
Time :: Showtimes will be announced on March 21
Cost :: Free for children!

Come see the movie STORKS! Free for children under 12 up to theater capacity.  Adult tickets $1 and are available the day of the show only.

Story Time with Wong Herbert Yee: A 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Celebration

Location :: Farmington Public Library, 32737 W Twelve Mile Rd., Farmington Hills
Time :: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Cost :: Free to attend

Join us for a story time with special guest Wong Herbert Yee, author of Fireman Small. Stay for playtime, crafts and CAKE! Celebrate how many books you have read or sign up to participate in the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten.

Disney on Ice Presents Follow Your Heart

Location :: The Palace of Auburn Hills, 6 Championship Dr., Auburn Hills
Time :: 11:00 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Cost :: $18 – $78

From Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Fantasia to Toy Story and Frozen, Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart opens up the thrilling world of live entertainment by immersing families in an array of treasured stories. The athleticism of the performers shines through as they embody Rapunzel, Ariel, Tiana and the rest of the Disney Princesses, inspiring children around the world to dream big. The wintery world of Arendelle sets the stage as Olaf and Kristoff help reunite royal sisters Anna and Elsa and learn love is the most powerful magic of all. Audiences will celebrate friendship with Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jessie and more pals from Disney-Pixar’s Toy Story. With Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse leading the way, this new Disney On Ice production will entertain fans of all ages.

Yoga with Your Doll, Stuffed Animal or Action Figure!

Location :: Born Yoga, 2121 Cole St., Birmingham
Time :: 3:45 – 4:45 p.m.
Cost :: $35 per child

At Born Yoga, we believe in the power of PLAY! This workshop will begin with each child decorating their very own doll-sized yoga mat so that we can all practice together. We will play fun yoga games, sing, and teach our dolls yoga poses! Take your newly decorated mat home so that you and your doll can continue to practice.
Ages 3-7. This is a DROP-OFF CLASS.
Dolls are not included. Registration is required.

Motor City Hot Rod and Racing Expo

Location :: Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Ave., Novi
Time :: 10:00 a.m.
Cost :: $10 per person

Celebrating the Motor Cities Hot Rod, Racing and Classic Car Culture.

Beauty & the Beast Celebration: Part 2

Location :: Barnes & Noble, 2800 S Rochester Rd., Rochester Hills
Time :: 11:00 a.m.
Cost :: Free to attend

This is part two of our Beauty & the Beast Celebration. Part One, which will be a larger event with a Beauty Storytime, will take place on March 18th.
Details for Part One: https://www.facebook.com/events/1625368171105804/ DETAILS FOR PART TWO: Storytime at 11AM followed by crafts and activities

March 26, 2017

2017 Free Children’s Spring Film Festival: STORKS

Location :: MJR Theaters – check the website for your local MJR theater’s participation
Time :: Showtimes will be announced on March 21
Cost :: Free for children!

Come see the movie STORKS! Free for children under 12 up to theater capacity.  Adult tickets $1 and are available the day of the show only.

16th Annual Detroit Greek Independence Day Parade

Location :: Greektown, 555 E. Lafayette, Detroit
Time :: 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Cost :: Free to attend

If you need a healthy dose of all things Greek, please make sure you markdown this date on your calendars! “Having this parade is a way to have fun and to preserve and further the very proud Hellenic heritage.” George Reganis, a founding member and the Chairman of the Detroit Greek Independence Day Parade.

Once again, the Detroit Greek Independence Day Parade Weekend will have the philanthropic side of supporting and raising funds for the Hellenic Museum of Michigan (www.hellenicmi.org)

 

Disney on Ice Presents Follow Your Heart

Location :: The Palace of Auburn Hills, 6 Championship Dr., Auburn Hills
Time :: 11:00 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Cost :: $18 – $78

From Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Fantasia to Toy Story and Frozen, Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart opens up the thrilling world of live entertainment by immersing families in an array of treasured stories. The athleticism of the performers shines through as they embody Rapunzel, Ariel, Tiana and the rest of the Disney Princesses, inspiring children around the world to dream big. The wintery world of Arendelle sets the stage as Olaf and Kristoff help reunite royal sisters Anna and Elsa and learn love is the most powerful magic of all. Audiences will celebrate friendship with Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jessie and more pals from Disney-Pixar’s Toy Story. With Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse leading the way, this new Disney On Ice production will entertain fans of all ages.

Motor City Hot Rod and Racing Expo

Location :: Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Ave., Novi
Time :: 10:00 a.m.
Cost :: $10 per person

Celebrating the Motor Cities Hot Rod, Racing and Classic Car Culture.

All Things Detroit & Food Truck Rally

Location :: Easter Market Corporation, 2934 Russell St., Detroit
Time :: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Cost :: $5 per person, children under 12 are FREE

All Things Detroit is the special event happening multiple times a year that brings together hundreds of entrepreneurs across Michigan with their unique items, exclusive offerings and treasures ready for your purchase and made as your prize to take home.

One Sunday, March 26th attendees will have the opportunity to dine on Detroit delectables and sample savory sweet treats, as well as acquire acclaimed products and services from in and around Detroit. Most importantly, patrons and participants are also supporting small businesses.

Beat the Crowd Package $15 includes:

• Full hour of shopping before open to the public.

• Complimentary food truck voucher (Only valid with the following food trucks Marconi’s Pizza or Matt & Mo)

• Complimentary beverage voucher (TBD)

• All Things Detroit tote bag

Children 12 and under are ineligible for the Beat the Crowd package unless ticket is purchased.

March 29, 2017

Dance Your Fanny Off!

Location :: Canton Public Library, 1200 S. Canton Center Rd., Canton
Time :: 7:00 p.m.
Cost :: Free to attend but registration might be necessary

Enjoy a half hour of tunes that will make you want to grab a dance partner and get on your feet. Intended particularly for new walkers up to 5 years old, dancing is a great way to have some fun and build gross motor skills.

WOW Wild.Over.Wednesdays – All About Weather

Location :: DNR Outdoor Adventure Center, 1801 Atwater St., Detroit
Time :: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Cost :: See website for admission details

Here in the mitten state, we rarely believe what the weather will be. Our state is known for snowing one day and being 75 and sunny the next. Come join us for WOW and learn some weather 101! We will have educational tables on various weather actions as well as a Detroit meteorologist, WDIV’s Andrew Humphrey!

March 31, 2017

What’s Up? Your Guide to the Night Sky

Location :: The Michigan Science Center, 5020 John R St., Detroit
Time :: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Cost :: See website for admission information

What’s Up? Your Guide to the Night Sky features the constellations, stars and planets in the current sky along with information on the impact of light pollution on our view of the night sky and our place in the Milky Way.

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