Free Events this February Around Ann Arbor

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Feb. 1

Riso Lab: Valentine’s Day Cards

Design a set of cards to give to your favorite people. These cards will be printed on a Risograph duplicator.

343 S. Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor

Feb. 2 – Feb. 4

Plymouth Ice Festival

The 42nd annual Plymouth Ice Festival features over 70 ice sculptures displayed throughout downtown Plymouth. 

Main St., Plymouth

Feb. 3

What Do Brothas Do All Day? Storytime with Ajuan Mance

Author Ajuan Mance shares her new book followed by a coloring activity. 

2513 Jackson Ave.

Winter Wonder Lab – Sponsored by Toyota

Explore exciting, winter-themed science experiments with Mad Science of Detroit.

5577 Whittaker Rd., Ypsilanti

Read and Look

Read a book about the ancient world together and find related artifacts and art on display.

434 S. State St.

Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26

After-School Writing Lab with 826michigan

Free weekly programs for students to explore their creativity through writing. Registration is required.

8795 MacArthur Blvd., Ypsilanti

Feb. 7

Preschool ArtStart

A fun process-based arts and crafts program for children aged 2 to 5 years, accompanied by an adult.

2359 Oak Valley Dr., Ann Arbor

Feb. 7, 11 and 21

Wonder Walks: February – Scents

Allow nature to be your guide as you explore the power of scents.

1800 N. Dixboro Rd., Ann Arbor

Preschool ArtStart

A fun process-based arts and crafts program for children aged 2 to 5 years, accompanied by an adult.

3090 E. Eisenhower Parkway, Ann Arbor

Feb. 9 and 27

Little Ones Play
During Little Ones Play, little ones can get some winter energy out as their parents and caregivers chat.

5577 Whittaker Rd., Ypsilanti

Feb. 10

Big Feelings Storytime at Booksweet

Author and therapist Tara Michener uses her picturebook, “I’m Just O.K.”, to educate, entertain and explain how young children can process emotions.

1729 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor

Dancing Babies with Momo Kajiwara

Join local music teacher Momo Kajiwara for a program of music and motion!

3333 Traverwood Dr., Ann Arbor

Feb. 10, 17, 24

Drop-in Writing for Wee-bots – Ages 5-8

Students will enjoy creating stories, from writing to brainstorming and developing new ideas through conversation. Registration is required. 

5577 Whittaker Rd., Ypsilanti

Black & Brown Theatre Performance

Black and Brown Theatre, a 501c3 non-profit theatre company that seeks to create opportunities for theatre artists of color, will perform Rapunzel.

2359 Oak Valley Dr., Ann Arbor

Feb. 11

Make Valentine’s Day Cards

Materials are provided with a few ideas to get started.  Finish with an exhibit.  All ages are welcome.

407 N 5th Ave., Ann Arbor


Family Maker Night: Resist Art

This provides a logical thinking activity for kids. Use oil pastels to create patterns and watercolors to fill in the white space.

5577 Whittaker Rd., Ypsilanti

Feb. 17

Musical Petting Zoo Featuring the Michigan Pops Orchestra

Join members of Michigan Pops Orchestra for a hands-on workshop to learn about musical instruments. 

343 S. Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor

Mo Willems Celebration

Join AADL storytellers Amanda and Elizabeth for stories and crafts featuring your favorite Mo characters like Elephant and Piggie!

2359 Oak Valley Dr., Ann Arbor

Feb. 18

Dancing Babies with Robin Robinson

Join Robin Robinson, of Robinsongs for Kids, for a program of music and motion!

2359 Oak Valley Dr., Ann Arbor

Feb. 19

Draw with Kam

Want to learn the fundamentals of cartooning and comic book/manga drawing? Local comic book artist Kamron Reynolds will show you how.

5577 Whittaker Rd., Ypsilanti

Black History Celebration – with Black Men Read and Our Community Reads

Celebrate Black History Month by creating art and exploring the lives of important African American figures.

8795 MacArthur Blvd., Ypsilanti

Film Screening | Muppets Take Manhattan

Disappointed that “Muppets Take Manhattan” got rained out during the Ann Arbor Summer Festival? Join AADL for this raincheck event.

343 S. Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor

Feb. 22

Daycroft School Kindergarten – 6th Grade Open House

This is an opportunity for families with children in kindergarten through sixth grade to discover the wonders of a Montessori classroom.

1095 N Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor

Feb. 24

Puzzle Swap

Swap out those puzzles that you have already completed time and time again. Refresh your collection or simply donate one that you don’t show enough love to.

110 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti

Family Yoga Time

Local yoga instructor Tammy Foote will incorporate movement, yoga poses, physical creativity and stories for kids ages 4-10 and their caregivers.

5577 Whittaker Rd.

Lantern Hike at Island Lake Recreation Area

Hike as you follow the lanterns for one mile, with a campfire warming station at the halfway point.

6301 Kensington Rd., Brighton

Feb. 25

PokéBattle Sunday

First time battlers and seasoned veterans alike are invited to the Downtown Library for some friendly Pokémon Sword and Shield competition.

343 S. Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor

Feb. 29

Leap Day Leap Frogs!

Come learn how to make an origami frog that can actually jump.

2359 Oak Valley Dr., Ann Arbor