It’s hard enough managing a household without figuring out how to keep the kids entertained on the weekend. Here at Ann Arbor Family, we’re happy to do it for you! Every Friday, our 4 For Families feature will list four of the best activities to take your family during the upcoming weekend. Get the kids away from the T.V. and outside using our handy guide!
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2
Teen Night Out
B.L.O.C.K Youth and Teen Center
Teens will have no problem giving their parents a night off and heading to this teen-only event at the Talladay Farms Corn Maze in Milan aimed at ages 11-17. Pizza and soda will be provided for dinner as teen enjoy an evening making friends and working their way through the corn maze. Hosted by the B.L.O.C.K Youth and Teen Center. Transportation to the Corn Maze will be provided from the center. Please dress appropriately for a fun night out. Pre-registration is required.
B.L.O.C.K Youth and Teen Center, 1150 S. Canton Center Rd., Canton
734-398-5570 | canton-mi.org/146/The-BLOCK-Teen-Center
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3
First Steps-Ann Arbor Trike-a-Thon
Preschool & Family Center
Children age one to seven can bring their bikes, trikes, scooters, or anything else they enjoy riding, to the Preschool & Family Center. The entire parking lot will be blocked off and everyone can ride around in a safe atmosphere for as long as they want to. There will be a few businesses there to share information with additional activities available.
Preschool & Family Center, 2775 Boardwalk Dr.
734- 994-4949 | firststeps-trikeathon.org
Ghoultide Gathering – A Magical Bazaar of Halloween Art
8:00 AM/early buy-in, 10:00 AM/regular hours
$20/early buy-in, $5/regular, Free/children under 10
The whole family will find something to fall in love with at this art fair specifically catered to the Halloween season. Creating an assortment of curios that delight patrons, the artists participating in Ghoultide Gathering look beyond traditional Halloween imagery for inspiration. Their passion for the season fuels the creative process and produces artwork that is playful, unpredictable, and begs to be taken home. Attendees discover the joy of owning original pieces in a style that continues to evolve and become much more sophisticated. These creations cannot be found in typical retail locations and having them displayed all in one place is artistic magic. Early morning buy-in starts at 8am and includes a free shopping tote and drawings for gift certificates. Food will be available.
Chelsea Fairgrounds, 20501 W Old US Highway 12, Chelsea
269-553-1852 | ghoultidegathering.com
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4
Seven Outdoor Skills Everyone Should Know
Gerald E. Eddy Discovery Center
Sure, your iPhone has an app for everything, and you won’t get lost using your GPS. But what if your batteries die? In this hands-on workshop, Meg Gower and Carey Jones will show you ways to navigate, as well as basic survival skills. Learn how to make fire without matches, build a shelter, find water, signal, and more. Teach your family to enjoy and thrive in the great outdoors! Aimed at ages 10 to adult. Advance registration required. Limited to 25 people so sign up fast!
Gerald E. Eddy Discovery Center, 17030 Bush Rd. in the Waterloo Recreation Area
734-475-3170 | chelseamich.com/event/outdoor-skills
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