Cardboard Challenge, NaNoWriMo Kick Off Party, Creative Universe – This Week's

. October 22, 2015.

One of the best ways a family can bond is by getting creative together. With that on the mind, this week’s edition of 4 For Families features a host of activities designed to get parents and kids out and creating together. Get your imagination going this weekend with Ann Arbor Family as your guide!



Skeletons are Alive!
5:00 PM
Downtown Northville

Come see Northville turned into a veritable boneyard! Over 100 skeletons are scattered over Northville. Come for a fun night out with the family and see how many you can find. Be careful walking across town square – spiders may have taken over.

Downtown Northville, MI.



Cardboard Challenge
10:00 AM
Ann Arbor Art Center

With cardboard and a little imagination, kids can build a giant monster, a futuristic robot, a cool invention, or anything else they can possibly think of! All materials are provided. Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult.

Ann Arbor Art Center, 117 W. Liberty St.
734-994-8004 |

Creative Universe – FLY Children's Art Center
10:00 AM 
Fly Children's Art Center

The Creative Universe is a free drop-in family workshop series that explores the ways that art, science, history, technology (and more) are entwined. Come spend your Saturday mornings with us! This month, we'll investigate Architecture and Anatomy through perspective drawings, bone sculptures, cantilevers, and movement based projects. Collaborate with your community to explore the art of making things happen!

Fly Children's Art Center, 40 N. Huron, Ypsilanti
734-217-2228 |



NaNoWriMo Kick Off Party
3:00 PM
Traverwood Branch Library

If you've ever thought about writing a novel, join in the fun at the NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) Kick Off Party! Hosted by Ann Arbor municipal liaisons Eric Foldenauer and Hilary Braley, you'll find fellow first-time and experienced writers to get inspired! This event includes light refreshments, so come and enjoy and get your creative juices flowing. National Novel Writing Month is a non-profit event that encourages teens and adults to tackle the challenge of writing a novel during the month of November. Participants begin writing on November 1 with the goal of writing a 50,000 word (approximately 175 page) novel by 11:59:59 pm, November 30. This event is intended for adults and teens grade 9 and up. Official NaNoWriMo writing sessions will be held at AADL during November, but get a head start and celebrate with this great kick off party!

Traverwood Branch Library, 3333 Traverwood Dr.
734-327-4200 |

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