It’s the perfect time to take advantage of the lingering warm weather by getting the family outside. This week’s edition of 4 For Families includes a couple outdoor activities and a fun Halloween show to get even more in the mood for the season. Let us be your guide to a fun weekend out with your family!
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9
Kids ages 7-9 are invited to stretch and explore mindfulness at Youth Yoga, put on by the Yamsara Yoga Center. This 45-minute class will help youths become aware of their natural body rhythms, and help them get healthy. Registration is required.
Samsara Yoga, 1945 Pauline, Suite D
734-237-8424 | samsaracenter.com
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10
Tecumseh's 22nd Annual Appleumpkin Festival
9:00 AM Saturday | 10:00 AM Sunday
The leaves are changing, and that means it’s time for the Appleumpkin Festival, an annual Tecumseh tradition. The whole family will enjoy rides, carnival games, and inflatable play areas, a straw maze, and plenty of craft activities. For shoppers there is a street fair and flea market featuring beautiful handcrafted creations from local artists. Enjoy food vendors and the best the fall has to offer this weekend. Runs through Sunday.
Joel Tacey’s Spooktacular Comedy Show
Dexter District Library
As a silly scientist, Tacey will juggle eyeballs, pal around with an animated Frankenstein drawing, and play with multiplying potions in this head-spinning performance. Children will learn how to stay safe while trick-or-treating and other important holiday tips during the Far-Out-Flashlight section of the show. Brave souls might even be asked to assist Tacey up on stage, where they can be wrapped like a mummy or help with one of his many magic tricks. This fun event will get your kid in the magical holiday mood while teaching them the importance of staying safe. Two public performances will take place, one in Dexter and the other in Monroe. Costumes are welcome. Suitable for all ages. Contact to reserve your spot ahead of time.
Dexter District Library. 3255 Alpine St., Dexter
734-426-4477 | dexter.lib.mi.us
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11
Ypsilanti Fall River Day
Come enjoy the reflection of the fall colors in the Huron River in Ypsilanti. The River Day consists of exhibits and programs in Ypsilanti’s Riverside Park (north end, entrance on Cross Street just east of Huron Street) along with canoe trips on the Huron River.
Programs and exhibits and selected art from the Detroit Institute of Art will be on display in Riverside, Frog Island and Peninsular Parks as part of the DIA “Inside-Out” series.
Riverside Park, 5 E. Cross, Ypsilanti
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