In this week’s edition of 4 for Families, parents deserve a little break. Friday, drop the kids off at the Humane Society and enjoy a night on the town. Then dive into the rest of our selected events – including an interactive puppet show and an all-ages chess tournament – with the whole family this weekend!
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16
Pets & Pajamas Movie Night
Humane Society of Huron Valley
$35/first child, $15/each additional child
Come join furry friends at the Humane Society of Huron Valley. This paw-tastic event is for ages 5 to 11 and includes adoptable animal interactions, a cheese pizza dinner and an animal-themed movie. Children are invited to wear their pajamas, bring a sleeping bag and pillow and be ready for some animal-themed fun while parents enjoy a night out on the town.
Humane Society of Huron Valley, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd.
734-662-5585 | hshv.org
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17
Little Scientist Club
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
$12/adults and children, Free/for members
Encourage your child's natural drive for discovery through the new Little Scientist Club at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum. Young visitors will explore their sense of wonder about the world through observation and hands-on activities, science-themed stories, make-and-take projects, and much more. Older siblings are welcome, too. No registration necessary.
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, 220 E. Ann St.
734-995-5439 | aahom.org
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18
A Night of Puppetry and Music
The Dreamland Puppet Troupe presents mad-lib puppet show written by Ryan Hughes along with plenty of audience participation! Featuring historical figures, alien invasions, star-shaped cookies and live accompaniment on a Hammond organ by Ted Wyman.
Dreamland Theater, 26 N. Washington St., Ypsilanti
734-657-2337 | dreamlandtheater.com
Traverwood Branch Library
This event is intended for adults, teens, and youth in kindergarten and up. A relaxing and challenging afternoon of chess – one of the world's most popular games! Players of all ages and skill levels are welcome! Drop in at any point over the course of the program to play old friends and meet new ones. Chess sets are provided.
Traverwood Branch Library, 3333 Traverwood Dr.
734-327-4200 | aadl.org
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