4 For Families: 9/25/15

. September 25, 2015.

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!

Throwing an event? If you’d like an activity considered, e-mail zmarburger@adamsstreetpublishing.com with the details, or better yet, enter it in our online calendar.


Corn Mazes

Southeast Michigan in the fall features a number of challenging and gorgeous corn mazes. This weekend is a perfect time to check out the multiple beautiful fall mazes that the area has to offer.

Ann Arbor Family is happy to provide a Corn Maze Round-up to help guide you to the location of your choice (not actually through the maze). Send us a family photo or selfie on facebook for a chance to win a gift basket!

25 Friday

HoeDown to benefit CS Mott Children's Hospital
Washtenaw County Fairgrounds
6:00 PM

Have the whole family bring their dancing shoes. Sponsored by Howard Hanna, the evening will include a catered barbeque meal, a silent auction, and square dancing, with proceeds going towards the CS Mott Children's Hospital. Tickets can be purchased at 1898 W Stadium Blvd. or by phone.

Washtenaw County Fairgrounds, 5055 Ann Arbor Saline Rd.
734-761-6600 | gofundme.com/hhsupportsmott

26 Saturday

Ypsi Song Fest
Ypsilanti District Library
10:00 AM

This one-day event is held to celebrate songs and songwriting and ends with an intimate performance with a well-known songwriter Marshall Crenshaw. The day begins with family-friendly activities, including an instrument petting zoo with the Ypsilanti Symphony Orchestra, a family entertainer, arts and crafts, and spotlight performances from local musicians. In the evening, Crenshaw will be interviewed by radio personality Martin Bandyke before performing at Bona Sera Underground.

Ypsilanti District Library, 5577 Whittaker Rd.
7pm, Bona Sera Cafe, 200 W. Michigan Ave.
734-482-4110 | ypsilibrary.org/songfest 

I Want to Learn How to Sew
Ann Arbor Sewing Center
10:00 AM

Learn how to read a pattern, determine straight of grain, fabric selection, pinning and pressing, sew an accurate seam and more with instructor Alicia.

Ann Arbor Sewing Center, 5235 Jackson Rd.
734-761-3094 | annarborsewing.com