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Ann Arbor Jaycees’ 4th of July Parade

Ann Arbor’s largest annual parade takes place for its 27th year on July 4. The parade is a fun way to celebrate Independence Day with the whole family. Stretching almost a mile, the parade kicks off from the intersection of State and and William Streets. See the Jaycees’ website for the full parade route and

Monday mornings in the Gaffield Children’s Garden

Children and their parents are invited to join the Matthaei Botanical Gardens on Monday mornings in the Gaffield Children’s Garden this summer. Garden staff will be offering a different hands-on nature-play experience each Monday to connect children with nature. Dates are: July 3,10,17,24 and August 7, 14, 21, 28. Mondays during the Summer. 10-11:30am. Matthei

A few of our favorite things: July 2017

Harmony the Mermaid Doll This fun, flexible and cuddly mermaid is designed by French-born artist Florence Wetterwald and hand-constructed by Peruvian artisans. Hand-knitted with natural fibers grown in Peru, used for their exceptional quality, Harmony is perfect for the mermaid lover in your life! $56. rockpaperscissorsshop.com Dragons Love Tacos 2 Just in time for summer,

A few of our favorite things: June 2017

Sweet Garden Play Tent This tent is sure to provide hours of make-believe magic. The vibrant tent, patterned in colorful illustrations, is made from soft and durable cotton canvas with real pine poles. Able to be set up in a matter of minutes, this portable tent features a closeable mesh window with hook-and-loop tabs and

May Giveaway

Faber-Castell’s Creative Studio Manga and Comic Illustration Kit is the perfect tool box for your artists to start a new comic masterpiece or recreate their favorite comic book. Learn how to illustrate your own characters with Pitt Artist Pens and create colorful worlds using Art GRIP Aquarelle watercolor pencils. Ideal for Manga cartooning, Creative Studio