Independence Lake County Park is hosting a Community Safety Day on Saturday, 06/01/13 10a-12p. Families are invited to a fun day while meeting local safety representatives from the community. Participating organizations include Washtenaw County Police Department, Dexter Area Fire Department, Huron Valley Ambulance, and the Red Cross. Activities are geared toward ages 5 through 11. Kids can explore emergency vehicles, play games, and speak with trained professionals! After participating in the event, you will be treated to a FREE day in their new spray play facility, Blue Heron Bay!
Celebrate Earth Day on Sunday, April 21, from noon to 4 pm at the Leslie Science & Nature Center, 1831 Traver Road, Ann Arbor. This FREE, family-friendly event features displays from 40 local environmental, non-profit, and governmental organizations; live animal demonstrations; hands-on activities; product and toy testing; live entertainment; green building and commuting technologies; energy topics; water awareness; sustainable agriculture; and more.
Click on the Earth Day tab for a list of more FREEbies!
Hungry Howie’s Pizza is opening a new store in Ann Arbor, MI. To celebrate, they are hosting a Grand Opening VIP party on Tuesday, 04/23/13 from 11a-1p & 5p-7p with a FREE buffet lunch and dinner! This new store is located in the Chalmer’s Place shopping center located at 3365 Washtenaw Ave. in Ann Arbor.
Hungry Howie’s is one of our family’s favorite pizza places!
Have you ever wanted to…
- Sit in the driver’s seat of a Fire Engine?
- Climb aboard a Tractor?
- Explore the inside of a School Bus?
Kids can get up close with these and many other vehicles at Touch-a-Truck on Saturday, 05/04/13, from 9a-noon. The event is FREE and will be held at Shadford Field, 1885 Packard, Ypsilanti, MI with parking next door at Ypsilanti High School. Ypsilanti Fire, Washtenaw County Sheriff, Ypsilanti Library Navigator (bookmobile), Ann Arbor Recycling, Red Cross, CCI Excavating, and many more are confirmed to participate!
There are a number of FREE events hosted by the Ypsilanti District Library coming up that you might want to add to your calendar! These are both taking place at the Michigan Ave. branch:
Saturday, 03/02 @ 11 am
Dr. Seuss Party celebration with birthday cake, a reading of Green Eggs and Ham followed by a craft.
Saturday, 03/16 @ 11 am
Fancy Nancy Party! Dress in your fanciest attire for a soiree, hear a Fancy Nancy story, decorate spectacular spectacles and make a fancy purse. Also take part in a fashion show and enjoy cupcakes and punch.
The next two Lowe’s Build & Grow Projects will feature Monster Jam® vehicles. Build and Grow Sessions are held at most Lowe’s stores at 10a on Saturday mornings and are FREE, but pre-registration is required and they fill up fast!
On Saturday 02/23, kids can build a Grave Digger®.
The Henry Ford Museum is offering FREE Admission on Monday, February 4, 2013 in honor of Rosa Parks’ 100th Birthday. This is part of Target Family Days, with the following:
- Free Admission to Henry Ford Museum
- Museum hours extended! 9:30am – 9:30pm
- Nationally recognized speakers, music and dramatic interpretations
- Hands-on and interactive activities
- Free Parking
The University of Michigan Museum of Natural History is hosting a FREE Dinosaur Discover Day on Saturday, 12/08/12, from 9a-5p.
They’ll have displays, crafts, very special guests, and activities throughout the museum that focus on the science of paleontology. You can take part in a fossil dig, compare yourself to a Tyrannosaurus rex, and take home a dino craft.
Goodrich Quality Theaters (Including Quality 16 in Ann Arbor and Canton Cinema) has a FREE Fall Movie Series running through 11/04/12. FREE tickets are available for select movies on Saturday and Sunday at 9 and 10 AM on a first come, first serve basis. Tomorrow, 10/20, and Sunday, 10/21, Ice Age 4 will be playing. There are also printable coupons available online for concessions.
Quality 16 and Canton Cinema have a special 9:30 am show on Saturdays only of the FREE Fall Movies for Lights Up Sound Down. Lights Up Sound Down gives families and children with Autism and sensory issues the opportunity to enjoy their favorite movies in a comfortable, sensory-friendly setting with the lights turned up and volume turned down in the auditorium.
You will need to request your tickets and then you will get an email with ticket information. Each ticket is valid for 2 people to get FREE admission. There is a limie of one ticket per household.
Although this isn’t until the end of the month, I’m posting it now since it’s best to request your tickets early in case there are limits.